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Call for ‘urgent action’ to increase taxi supply around the country

A group of business interests has once again called for immediate action to be taken to improve the availability of taxis throughout the country.

The Taxis for Ireland Coalition has stated that there is a severe shortage of taxis, particularly during peak hours.

Today, the group is meeting with TDs and Senators in Leinster House to push for the implementation of measures that will increase the number of taxis available.

“The current taxi shortage poses a direct threat to our late night economy – bars, late bars and nightclubs – with customers leaving venues early due to the difficulties they will face in getting taxis home,” Donall O’Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association, reports RTE.

“The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance, yet the taxi shortage is affecting this. We are calling for measures to rectify the shortfall and protect the late-night economy of our Capital city,” he added, reports RTE.

A recent survey by Bolt found that nearly half of customers’ requested trips during peak hours between Friday midday and Sunday morning go unfilled.

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