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Compliance officers recorded 1,114 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month and, as a result of their work, detected twelve individuals operating without valid SPSV licences; five in Donegal, two each in Clare and Kildare, one each in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. 26 Fixed Payment Notices were issued to licence holders during the month.

Complaints in May 2015

A total of 92 complaints were received during May 2015.  The majority of these complaints related to behaviour of drivers.

Prosecutions in May 2015

In May,  the Authority prosecuted 23 cases at District Courts around the country. Thirteen of these matters were heard, and ten have been adjourned to a later date. Of the thirteen cases heard, nine resulted in convictions.


In April, Compliance Officers detected six individuals operating without valid SPSV licences; two in Cork and one each in Offaly, Clare, Wexford and Roscommon.

Compliance officers recorded 1065 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. In April, 33 Fixed Payment Notices were issued, with the majority of these for drivers who were not associated to the vehicle that they were driving.

Complaints April 2015

A total of 115 complaints were received during April 2015.  The majority of these complaints related to behaviour of drivers.

Prosecutions in April 2015

In March, the Authority prosecuted 7 cases at District Courts around the country. Four of these matters were heard, and three have been adjourned to a later date. Of the four cases heard, all resulted in convictions. 1 of these cases concerned an operator without a valid licence, and 3 were for non-payment of a Fixed Payment Notice


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