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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Taxis

This year
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
Free Now taxi app to charge technology fee of up to €5
The fee will start at €1 for a regular four-seater taxi.
Over 3,000 taxi licences currently inactive as industry struggles to recruit drivers
National Transport Authority CEO Anne Graham said the number of drivers returning to the industry is around 10% less compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Taxi driver in Hutch trial told Gardaí that his car could have been 'cloned', court hears
Paul Murphy told detectives that he had purchased the vehicle from the older brother of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch
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.
Taxi drivers avoiding 'violent' city centres at night due to fears about assaults
Representatives have warned drivers will continue to leave the sector unless greater supports are put in place.
Drivers are calling for an increased garda presence on the streets at night and a special liaison officer they can report issues to, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Over the summer there was a serious shortage of taxis, particularly in Dublin's city centre at weekends.
Security concerns have been cited as a reason for drivers leaving the sector but representatives said other supports are also needed.
'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
Garth Brooks sheds tear on stage as long-awaited gig kicks off for cowboy-hatted fans
A busy night was expected for public transport in Dublin as fans headed towards the stadium.
Poll: How often do you use taxis?
Taxi fares are 12% more expensive from today onwards.
'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.
Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance
The Luas will not operate a 24-hour service as the NTA says it carries out maintenance when the trams are out of service.
Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.
Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.
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.
NTA may recommend an increase in taxi fares in response to rising fuel costs
Industry representatives have said demand has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising fuel costs are adding pressure on drivers.
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”.
'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.
'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city
Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Free Now says all drivers have been paid today after delays
About 14,000 taxi drivers in Ireland are signed up to the app.
'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.
Things move fast in the Irish taxi industry, adaptation is key to what's NXT
Vincent Kearns explains the driving forces behind the deal to merge Xpert Taxis and National Radio Cabs.
Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market
The $1bn company has emerged as a key player in Europe’s competitive transport app game.
'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.
MyTaxi app introduces €5 penalty for customers who cancel their bookings
If a customer cancels their booking more than two minutes after a driver has accepted an order, the fee will apply.
Social media and ad campaign to highlight need to respect taxi drivers
A video of an assault on a Dublin taxi driver emerged on Easter Monday.
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.
Gardaí stop unlicensed taxi in Dublin as part of pre-Christmas campaign
Gardaí have also commented the annual December drink driving enforcement operation.
Poll: Should taxis have to accept card payments?
The hotel lobby has said that credit and debit card payments should be offered as a mandatory “basic service” to all taxi customers.
'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza
The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria…
Ever wanted to be a taxi driver? A campaign to recruit 1,600 is under way
Anyone can apply for a licence as long as they have a full clean driver’s licence.
Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza
The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.
Bad news for commuters... New taxi fare increases of 3% come into effect today
A usual €18 fare will cost around €18.70 after the changes come into effect.
Taxi drivers block London Bridge for hours in protest over Uber
Uber has around 40,000 drivers in London and 50,000 in Britain as a whole.
From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis
The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.
Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years
The Leap card was first rolled out in 2011.
Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy
The board of the National Transport Authority will make a final decision on price rises in the near future.
Concern that too many taxis could 'clutter' the new College Green civic plaza
Taxis are to be allowed drive on the bus and tram corridor at the planned College Green.