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Cork County Council requests Transport minister allows Uber to recruit private drivers

  • 14-01-2023 10:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭

    It will undermine the existing industry but the difficulties of obtaining a taxi during peak times is only getting worse with absolutely no indication that it will ever get better. I personally have always been against Uber and still am due to their model but I think we need to have a conversation on the future of the Taxi industry and maybe there should be an option for more part timers. I don't think Uber is the answer but its nice to see local councils lobbying for the government to start taking this issue seriously

    As someone who unfortunately has to spend far too much time trying to secure a taxi into and out of town when going out for the night it would be great if any sort of new system could be introduced to help increase the pool of drivers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,896 ✭✭✭✭Spook_ie

    Maybe there is a case for issuing hackney licenses (not taxi) but with strict age/condition/size/insurance and pick up via app only, not their prefered free for all model. With severe penalties for both driver and Uber if they break the regulations.