Taxi drivers protest outside Dáil over proposed changes

Taxi drivers are protesting outside the Dáil this afternoon over changes to the sector being considered by the Government.

Around 100 taxis from the capital will gather around Kildare Street from 1.30pm to highlight the association’s concerns regarding a number of proposals being considered by the Government.

“Dublin City Council has already removed 58 taxi rank spots in the city,” explained Jim Waldron, spokesperson for the National Private Hire & Taxi Association, which organised the protest.

“Taxi drivers are expected to keep driving around without stopping.”

Mr Waldron is also unhappy with proposals to lower standards of wheelchair access. “This will result in too many cars on the streets of Dublin,” he added.

Participants in the rally also hope to underline issues surrounding charges to drivers using credit card machines in their vehicles and the introduction of local hackney licences in rural areas.

The rally is expected to last until 3pm and may lead to traffic disruption in the area.

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