Wednesday 7 December 2016

Taxi drivers will be put off the road

Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00

AT the moment the State, as represented by the Taxi Regulator, is spending a large amount of taxpayers' money on a High Court case so that it can deprive me and thousands of my colleagues of our jobs.

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In 2011, an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 taxi drivers will be forced on to the dole, at a cost of €100m to €140m to the taxpayer, as the result of the nine-year rule imposed by the regulator.

This can be changed at the stroke of a pen, with the benefit of saving the State a large amount of money. The idea of increasing the cost of continuing in the business by €100 a week when most of us are just about surviving is immoral.

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