What's happening with Ireland's Taxi Industry
Issue 203 - January 2006
News & Views
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Assaults make taxi driving dangerous in capital
Two taxi drivers are assaulted in Dublin every day - making the work one one of the most dangerous in the capital. Knife attacks, strangulation attempts, blood-filled syringe threats and even assaults using pit bull terriers- More.. 06-01-06
Consultation on taximeter areas and fares ended
The outcomes from the review will be announced in the first quarter of 2006 and revisions to fare structures, rates and taximeter areas will be introduced on a phased basis during the year.. More.. 20-12-05
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Xpert Digi sets a new standard
The fleet of taxies on Dublin streets by Xpert Digi Taxis will be equipped with in-car CCTV cameras, emergency panic buttons and an integrated GPS.
High-tech taxi fleet hits streets
Up to €3.8m worth of technology is to be invested in a new fleet of taxis that will feature a variety of high-tech security features unseen before on Dublin streets. More.. 17-10-05
Where's my ride?
Google Labs have recently released an experimental live taxi tracking mod for their excellent mapping project. More.. 03-06-05
County Mayo driver fined for smoking in his vehicle
A Co Mayo man has become the first taxi driver in the country to be fined for smoking in his vehicle. Peter Edwards, from Rathkip, was caught smoking by a health service inspector at a taxi rank in Ballina last February. He pleaded guilty to breaching the smoking ban yesterday and was ordered to pay €250 to the Irish Cancer Society and €300 in costs incurred by the Health Services Executive. More.. 25-05-05
Sligo taxi owners meet on fare increase claim
SLIGO taxi owners met on Monday, to discuss what action they will take in pursuit of a fares increase. They put in a claim in November seeking an increase in the minimum night-time charge from €5.80 to €6 and they want the distance for the minimum fare reduced from two miles to two kilometres. More.. 17-05-05
Calls for a review of the Taxi Hardship Scheme
Parliamentary question answered: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will respond to calls for a review of the taxi hardship scheme.
National disability Authority makes submission to taxi regulator
The National Disability Authority (NDA) welcomes the opportunity to express its views in relation to the national review of taxi, hackney and limousine services and vehicles standards.. More.. 01-04-05
Know your rights..!
The driver shall be..... The driver shall behave.... The driver shall comply... The passenger shall not... The passenger shall comply with...... More..
Lost Property and Complaints
Queries relating to lost property or complaints regarding vehicles, drivers, fares charged should be submitted in writing to any local Garda Station. More..
Frequent Questions Answered..
Difference between a taxi and a hackney?
What are the current taxi fares in Dublin?
How many taxi ranks are in Dublin city?
How much does a taxi licence cost?
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How do I transfer my taxi licence?
What is a Tax Clearance certificate?
Taxi-meter areas sought for Tramore and Lismore
THE Co. Council sends submission to the Commission for Taxi Regulation seeking to have the administrative areas of Tramore and Lismore town councils designated as taximeters area. More.. 23-12-05
Regulator proposes major change to the taxi industry.
Major recommendations were announced by the Commissioner for Taxi Regulation, Ger Deering, and have been broadly welcomed by the taxi unions, however some discussion is required.
Hackney murder charge at risk of being struck out
THE State was yesterday given a deadline of five weeks to prepare a book of evidence in the case of a 52-year-old man charged with the murder of hackney driver, Liam Moloney, or face the prospect of having the charge struck out. More.. 21-05-05
Patrols to avoid new taxi attacks
GARDAÍ have set up extra patrols to halt an upsurge in attacks on taxi drivers in Dublin, in which guns and knives were used. At least six robberies of taxi drivers and hijackings of their cars have occurred in the last week alone. Taxi drivers have been left traumatised and some are considering not returning to work. More.. 18-05-05
Court reduces rape sentence
A taxi man who raped three women after they hailed his cab has had a 21-year jail sentence reduced by nearly a third. The Court of Criminal Appeal today ruled that 37-year-old Owen Bermingham from Rathmines in Dublin should instead serve 15 years for his four-hour sex attack on three 20-year-old women.
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Yellow taxis for Emerald Isle?
Ireland's new taxi regulator may herald an all-yellow cab fleet, while a year-long crackdown in Northern Ireland nets hundreds. More.. 12-04-05
- Taxi Regulators Proposals
- National review taxi service
- NCCRI Submission Taxi Reg.
- NCCRI Submission Taxi Reg.
- NCBI Accessible taxi service
- Taxi Regulation Act 2003
- Report 353 - taxi/hackney
- Competition authority report
- Oscar Faber report
- High Court judicial review
- NTDU & ITDF report
- TCD economics dept. report
- Other Industry Reports