Developed by Global Taxi’s tech team, Lynk employs over 170 people in Ireland through its 24-hour customer service team and administration.
Lynk kicks off with 2,500 drivers on the fleet, making it the largest taxi firm in the country.
Further features of the app include the facility to make bookings in advance of any required journey, while customers can also make multiple bookings at the same time.
Lynk will also automatically search for another driver in the event that the original driver has to cancel.
The firm has a service team that can take queries 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The Lynk app, which is available on the App Store and Play store, comes with €25 credit pre-loaded into every new account, providing €5 off the first five taxi rides.
Noel Ebbs, the founder and MD of Lynk, said that the service will be run by Irish people for communities and businesses in Dublin.
He added: “Lynk aims to operate in the top end of the taxi market, all the while supporting Irish jobs and feeding back into the Irish economy. We believe that a taxi service is a community service, a local service.
“Our space in the market is very clear. It’s the domain of the legal, Garda-vetted, professional driver that we all know and trust, providing a service to the people of Dublin with drivers they know they can rely on.”
Lynk will be distributing €500,000 worth of credit vouchers and Lynk-themed treats throughout the week across a number of locations, including Grand Canal Dock, Clontarf, Heuston, Connolly and Pearse Street DART stations.
They will also be at IFSC, The Red Cow, Dundrum, Stephens Green, Tallaght and St James’ LUAS stops. (February 2015)