Protest By Taxi Drivers – O’Connell Street
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There is widespread disruption in Dublin this evening due to the taxi dispute which began this morning and has since escalated.
At 17:30 both sides of O’Connell Street were blocked.
The Irish Taxi Council
Ph: 087 1471818
Press Bulletin for immediate Release
The Irish Taxi Councils protest has now expanded to include the the withdrawal of taxi services from Dublin Airport,Dublin city ranks, Cork airport, services in Tralee, Killarney Waterford and most large towns and cities across Ireland.
The protest will end when the 2 ITC members who are peacefully protesting at the regulators office in Dublin are allowed to use a toilet, get some food and come off a forced hunger strike.
The drivers have not eaten or taken fluids or been allowed to use the bathroom for the last 19 hours
Tomorrow there will be a meeting at noon in the Exhibition center beside the Coachmans Inn at the airport…So set your sat navs and come over.
All in all a tipping point has been reached.
Putting up the PSV licence fee from Euro 4 for 10 years to Euro 250 for 3 years and then raising the renewal cost of the plate to Euro 1,000 per year.
Then bringing the max. age of vehicle run in time forward leaves many with nowhere to go.
Look if I bought a S class Merc with 20,000 miles on the clock(ex Archbishops car)..All the bells and whistles Air con etc. wouldn’t it be better than a 3 year old City Cab which has been going 24/7 since new.If the car is inspected and declared sound AGE should not come into the equation.