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Monthly Archives: August 2014


Maximum Fares Review 2014

The first national maximum taxi fare was introduced in 2006. Since then a two year cycle of fare reviews has been undertaken. Reviews took place in 2008 (8.3% increase in the maximum taxi fares), in 2010 and in 2012, neither resulted in a change to the fare levels. As two years has elapsed since the…

SPSV Compliance Activities in July 2014

During July a total of 9 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. These comprised: 2 unlicensed operators detected in Dublin; 2 unlicensed operators detected in Clare; 3 unlicensed operators detected in Cork; 2 unlicensed operator detected in Kerry.   In total during the month of July, 2,676 checks of small public…

Taxi Sharing

As you know a taxi may not stand for hire at a bus stop. Remember, however, that a taxi may be hailed by a person standing  at a bus stop (the principal hirer) and several parties may share it.  Only with the full consent of the principal hirer may a taxi driver invite or allow…

SPSV Compliance Activities in June 2014

During June a total of 14 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. These comprised: •    4 unlicensed operators detected in Dublin; •    4 unlicensed operators detected in Clare; •    3 unlicensed operators detected in Cork; •    2 unlicensed operators detected in Tipperary; •    1 unlicensed operator detected in Kerry.   In…

Free Travel from 11th to 24th August for those holding Child Leap Cards

The National Transport Authority has announced free travel, from today (August 11) to August 24 inclusive, for all Child Leap Card holders aged between the ages of 4 and 18. This free travel will be available on Dublin Bus, Luas, Swords Express, DART and short-hop Irish Rail in Dublin, and on Bus Éireann services in…