Thursday 18 October 2018

Poll: As taxi prices go up today do you think fares are good value for money?

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Sean Nolan and Ian Begley

The costs for Irish taxi users increased today as fares went up 3.2pc

The increase, signed off by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in September, will add 30 cent to a standard €10 fare.

However, while  some drivers have applauded the NTA’s efforts to boost their income, some say the increase is too small to offset the higher cost of insurance, tax and fuel. 

Jim Waldron of the National Private Hire and Taxi Association told RTÉ that drivers do not think the increase is enough.

Meanwhile, Irish taxi app Lynk said drivers will have to pay €200 to recalibrate their meters.

These will then have to be checked by the National Standards Authority of Ireland’s Legal Metrology Service at a cost of €86.

The last increase in fares took place in 2014, when a 4pc jump in prices came into effect.

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