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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Taxi

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Customers who had FreeNow vouchers revoked to be entered into 'exclusive new raffle'
App users were this morning invited to take part in a riddle which rewarded customers with discount vouchers.
This year
No rollout of late night trains to coincide with extended pub and club opening hours
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told The Journal in June that the late night opening hours will not be in place by Christmas.
Record complaints against taxi drivers last year due to new regulation over cashless payments
The National Transport Authority received a total of 1,625 complaints in 2022 relating to taxi drivers.
Sharp drop in number of taxi drivers working evenings and nights, survey reveals
Research commissioned by the NTA shows just 50% of all taxi licence holders reported working 6-8pm at the end of 2022.
Last year
Several years before taxi sector returns to pre-pandemic driver levels, says NTA
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
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
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
Kelly had been acting as a courier for €112,000.
Taxi fares set to increase by 12% on average from 1 September
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
Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.
Poll: Have you struggled to get a taxi home after a night out recently?
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
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
Less than one third of licensed taxi driver work on Friday and Saturday night.
All time
€6.5 million support package announced for taxi, hackney and limousine operators
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
The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.
Dublin taxi drivers 'working 10-12 hours for less than €50 or €60'
A number of taxi groups protested outside Leinster House today.
Taxi drivers 'leaving in droves' as industry hit hard by pandemic
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.
Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW
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
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
A number of taxi drivers have been recently targeted.
Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis
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
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
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
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
The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.