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The May edition of the SPSV Industry Update (Issue 56) is now available.

Click below to view the May edition of the SPSV Industry Update.

Have Your Say – Reminder

Public Consultations commenced on 25th of April 2022 in relation to proposed Maximum Taxi Fares; and a proposed cashless payment facility regulation for all taxis. Submissions to the consultation can be made by clicking here. The final date to make your submission is noon on Friday 27th of May 2022.

SPSV Licence Renewal Reminder

SPSV Licence Renewal Reminder – Starting the Process Early does not Impact the Licence Validity Period   If your SPSV licence is due to expire in the coming months, NTA recommends that you begin the renewal process as soon as possible to avoid delays during a very busy summer in the inspection centres. You can...

Introduction of Reduced Late Renewal Fees from 1 July 2022

Introduction of Reduced Late Renewal Fees from 1 July 2022   NTA first implemented the waiver on late renewal fees at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to assist the SPSV industry. Last year NTA introduced emergency regulations which extended that waiver to 30 June 2022. After this date, licence holders will again have to...

Taxi Public Consultations 2022

A Public Consultation on the National Maximum Taxi Fare Review Report 2022 and Proposed Maximum Fares Order commenced today. The proposal also includes making cashless payment facilities mandatory for all taxis, aiming to bring Ireland in line with other European jurisdictions. Submissions to the consultation can be made by clicking here: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/public-consultations/

Full €15m allocated on eSPSV grant applications in 2 months

Over 1,000 applications were received for the extremely popular eSPSV22 Grant Scheme in its first two months.  985 Provisional Grant Offers have already been issued with 15 grants approved for payment so far. The Department of Transport, which funds the eSPSV22 Grant Scheme, says “the scheme is paused to allow those drivers with grants approved...

Garda Carriage Office – New Opening Hours

Carriage Office Opening Hours From Monday 04th April 2022 the Carriage Office will open 09.30 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.30, from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Applicants who wish to contact the Carriage Office should email carriageofficedmr@garda.ie providing details of their application.    

Once-off Public Holiday – 18 March 2022 – Premium Rate Applies All Day

18 March 2022 is a once-off public holiday in recognition of the efforts of the general public, volunteers and all workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in remembrance of people who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taxi drivers are entitled to a Premium Rate fare on public holidays, Sundays and at night...

Taxi Drivers Thanked for Defeating Some Bank Card Scams

One of the major banks has asked us to pass on its thanks to taxi drivers who are defeating fraudsters and scammers through their own diligence. Gardaí have received a number of reports recently of a scam whereby victims receive a smishing text purporting to be from a bank. When the cardholder clicks on the...