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The Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme 2015 has received over 300 applications. Since the Scheme opened in July, 46 applicants have already had their newly purchased WAV licensed, received their disability awareness training and been paid their Grant.

Available funding has been reached and applicants are being dealt with on a first come, first served basis.  Currently, we are awaiting responses to 140 Provisional Grant Offer Letters, with a further 80 applicants on the waiting list awaiting assessment.

In the coming weeks, Provisional Grant Offer Letters will automatically lapse having reached their three month deadline from date of issue without having had a vehicle fully licensed.  Approved applicants on the waiting list will receive a Provisional Grant Offer Letter as the current Provisional Offers lapse.

The National Transport Authority today (September 7, 2015) published its annual Bulletin on Taxi Statistics for Ireland.

There are six categories of Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSVs) currently operating in Ireland: Taxi, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, Hackney, Wheelchair Accessible Hackney, Local Area Hackney and Limousine.

Most of the SPSV fleet is made up of taxis, with the majority operating in the Dublin area.

Topics in the Bulletin include:

  • Overall SPSV fleet numbers
  • Vehicle licences issued since 2010
  • SPSV fleet profile since 2008
  • Driver licence numbers
  • Calls to SPSV Information Line
  • Comments and complaints
  • Compliance activity


Read the full Taxi Statistics for Ireland Bulletin.

Today’s publication is the latest in a series of industry statistics compiled and published by the National Transport Authority.

Read the Authority’s earlier Statistical Bulletins.

Compliance Officers recorded 4216 checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As part of the day to day checks and also pre-arranged operations, seven individuals were detected operating without valid SPSV licences; two in Dublin, two in Kerry, one in Tipperary, one in Cork and one in Sligo. 42 Fixed Payment Notices were issued to licence holders during the month.

Complaints in August 2015
A total of 96 complaints were received during July 2015. The majority of these complaints related to behaviour of drivers.

Prosecutions in August 2015
There were no sittings of the District Court during the month of August.

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