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#Taxi

# taxi - This year 2022

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
# Taxi Industry
# Taxi Industry

Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA

Sep 21st 2022, 3:36 PM 9,726 Views 9 Comments

Taxi company FreeNow is also set to appear before the Transport Committee later this afternoon.

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
# New Rules
# New Rules

'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card

Sep 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 35,121 Views 35 Comments

The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work
# Transport
# Transport

Increase in taxi fares during peak weekend hours expected to entice drivers back into night work

Jul 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 21,847 Views 26 Comments

Taxi fares are set to rise by 12% on average from 1 September.

Dublin man jailed for 18 months after €112,000 found in hidden compartment in his taxi
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin man jailed for 18 months after €112,000 found in hidden compartment in his taxi

Jun 21st 2022, 8:29 PM 52,975 Views 6 Comments

Kelly had been acting as a courier for €112,000.

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September
# NTA
# NTA

Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September

Jun 17th 2022, 5:29 PM 26,102 Views 71 Comments

It is the first fare increase since 2018 when the average cost of a taxi journey rose by 4.5%.

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
# Taxi
# Taxi

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste

Jun 16th 2022, 1:35 PM 20,493 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

Poll: Have you struggled to get a taxi home after a night out recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you struggled to get a taxi home after a night out recently?

Jun 5th 2022, 11:00 AM 30,978 Views 58 Comments

Have you had trouble hailing one, or not a bother?

'We're in the midst of a crisis': Dublin revellers warned of taxi shortage over bank holiday
# Nights Out
# Nights Out

'We're in the midst of a crisis': Dublin revellers warned of taxi shortage over bank holiday

Jun 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,393 Views 49 Comments

Taxi driver representatives have said they feel as though they are being blamed for a crisis that is the government’s responsibility.

'I was afraid, walking 25 minutes alone': Dubliners say shortage of taxis posing safety risks
# Nights Out
# Nights Out

'I was afraid, walking 25 minutes alone': Dubliners say shortage of taxis posing safety risks

Jun 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 36,014 Views 69 Comments

Less than one third of licensed taxi driver work on Friday and Saturday night.

# taxi - Last year 2021

€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators
# Covid Support
# Covid Support

€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators

Jun 9th 2021, 9:05 PM 23,266 Views 44 Comments

The package will provide €3 million for the continued waiver of vehicle licence fees in 2022.

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
# NTA
# NTA

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

Jan 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 29,771 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

# taxi - All time

Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'
# Decimated
# Decimated

Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'

Oct 8th 2020, 3:04 PM 46,666 Views 124 Comments

A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.

Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic
# Income
# Income

Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic

Sep 12th 2020, 10:30 AM 43,824 Views 69 Comments

Many drivers have been off the roads since March and there is still little work for them.

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We've been thrown to the lions': Taxi drivers could be off the road for weeks due to NCT delays

Jun 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 41,371 Views 45 Comments

Some drivers can’t get NCT appointments before their taxi licence expires.

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares
# Taxi
# Taxi

Free Now offers healthcare workers and other medical staff 50% off taxi fares

Apr 3rd 2020, 10:25 AM 19,070 Views 43 Comments

A new mechanism will be available on their app to select the “medical” option to avail of the half price fare.

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

Feb 26th 2020, 5:34 PM 30,642 Views 36 Comments

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down

Jan 15th 2020, 11:24 AM 749 Views 1 Comment

Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take
# Uber Unhappy
# Uber Unhappy

'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take

Nov 12th 2019, 2:15 PM 13,113 Views 22 Comments

Some users were charged up to €70 after they failed to flag a taxi using the app.

Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing
# Court
# Court

Taxi driver used remote control to add €9 onto fares without passenger knowing

Nov 11th 2019, 5:12 PM 47,378 Views 58 Comments

He was fined €750 today for doing this 280 times.

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty

Sep 11th 2019, 4:49 PM 21,641 Views 0 Comments

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

'Absolutely filthy': 610 complaints made about taxis in the first six months of the year
# Taxi
# Taxi

'Absolutely filthy': 610 complaints made about taxis in the first six months of the year

Aug 19th 2019, 5:46 PM 20,904 Views 42 Comments

Some 229 complaints concerned taxi driver behaviour while 214 related to overcharging.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral
# Courts
# Courts

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Jul 17th 2019, 3:56 PM 23,751 Views 0 Comments

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

Taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women within two weeks jailed for 5 years
# Mansoor Uddin
# Mansoor Uddin

Taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women within two weeks jailed for 5 years

May 20th 2019, 4:15 PM 24,177 Views 55 Comments

Mansoor Uddin pleaded guilty on the morning of his trial last February at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

'Our neighbours, our friends and family': Campaign launched encouraging respect for taxi drivers
# NTA
# NTA

'Our neighbours, our friends and family': Campaign launched encouraging respect for taxi drivers

May 12th 2019, 1:18 PM 16,383 Views 43 Comments

It comes after a high-profile incident involving an alleged assault on a taxi driver.

Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí
# Taxi
# Taxi

Man filmed racially abusing and assaulting taxi driver hands himself in to gardaí

Updated Apr 28th 2019, 6:03 PM 149,337 Views 99 Comments

The video has been viewed thousands of times in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí clarify that taxi driver who sexually assaulted 3 women has had licence revoked
# Courts
# Courts

Gardaí clarify that taxi driver who sexually assaulted 3 women has had licence revoked

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 8:04 PM 36,156 Views 0 Comments

Mansoor Uddin yesterday pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assault on 30 January 2016.

Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win
# Hospitalised
From The42
# Hospitalised

Man United fan stabbed in Paris taxi after Champions League win

Mar 8th 2019, 12:00 PM 22,303 Views 24 Comments

The man underwent surgery after the incident and the club say they are ‘shocked’ to learn the news.

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem
# Taxi Service
# Taxi Service

Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem

Feb 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 22,063 Views 71 Comments

A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW
# Reverse
# Reverse

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

Feb 22nd 2019, 11:31 AM 57,997 Views 80 Comments

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase

Feb 5th 2019, 6:26 PM 18,837 Views 27 Comments

Tony Ward has received a partially suspended sentence.

Perspex glass and a dedicated garda team: What taxi drivers want after robberies by west Dublin gang
# Taxi
# Taxi

Perspex glass and a dedicated garda team: What taxi drivers want after robberies by west Dublin gang

Jan 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,093 Views 35 Comments

A number of taxi drivers have been recently targeted.

Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis
# Driver Behaviour
# Driver Behaviour

Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis

Dec 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,351 Views 63 Comments

The most common complaints were about driver behaviour and issues with fares.

Cost of putting a taxi on the road for newer drivers can be over €26,000 a year, says NTA
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Cost of putting a taxi on the road for newer drivers can be over €26,000 a year, says NTA

Nov 26th 2018, 9:18 AM 28,648 Views 46 Comments

The NTA said it regularly monitors the cost of operating a taxi when it undertakes a fare review process.

Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin
# No Insurance
# No Insurance

Bogus taxi seized after picking up passengers in Dublin

Nov 24th 2018, 5:52 PM 93,339 Views 0 Comments

The vehicle was working at Dublin Airport.

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work
# Insurance
# Insurance

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

Oct 6th 2018, 6:35 AM 59,195 Views 102 Comments

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin
# North Strand
# North Strand

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin

Sep 21st 2018, 11:03 AM 31,593 Views 121 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi
# Disability
# Disability

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 47,095 Views 115 Comments

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September
# Legal Battle
# Legal Battle

Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September

Jun 26th 2018, 9:37 PM 8,385 Views 0 Comments

The capital’s transport authority stripped the American firm of its licence last September amid safety concerns.

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel
# World Cup
# World Cup

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

Jun 17th 2018, 4:33 PM 19,675 Views 29 Comments

The driver says he ran away from the scene because he was afraid of being attacked.

Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities
# Transport
# Transport

Taxi drivers say Dublin city restrictions are hindering transport for people with disabilities

May 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,175 Views 46 Comments

Tourists have also been complaining about the shortage of taxis in the city centre and the fact that they can’t always be dropped right to their destination.

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