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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...

An Garda Síochána Appeal for Information

An Garda Síochána at Store Street Station, Dublin 1 request the assistance of SPSV members relating to an incident, which occurred on Sunday the 8 of June 2014 between the hours of 21:00 and 23:00 at the Taxi Rank to the rear of Connolly Train station between Common Street and Amiens Street, Dublin 1, (Cobble...

SPSV Compliance Activities in May 2014

During May a total of 21 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. Read more

The RSA Seeks Views on the Future of the Driving Test in Ireland

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) today (June 6) announced the start of a public consultation process on the future of the driving test in Ireland. 2014 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the first driving test in Ireland. The RSA is asking road-users to use the anniversary as an opportunity to voice their opinion on...

Be Luas Aware!

This short video, filmed from the Tram Cabs’ CCTV, shows 10 clips of collisions and near misses where cars and vans ignore red stop lights and take their chances in the face of an on-coming Luas.  Don’t do it!

SPSV Compliance Activities – April 2014

A number of general compliance checks and pre-planned operations, many with the assistance of Gardaí, have resulted in a number of successful detections and also prosecutions at court during the first month of operation of the new legislation.

Age Rules for Small Public Service Vehicles

Maximum age limits for all SPSV categories are explained in this information leaflet. Small Public Service Vehicles Age Rules (information leaflet)

SPSV Newsletter Issue 25 April 2014

The Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (other than section 49) came into operation on 6th April 2014. Some of the key provisions of the Act are: The automatic disqualification of driver licence holders convicted of serious offences for specified periods extending up to lifetime disqualification. A prohibition on vehicle licence transfers. Arrangement for the nomination of...