Under the Taxi Regulation 2013 Act, a person who is operating a taxi without a valid SPSV driver licence and/or SPSV vehicle licence is committing an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine, with detailed provisions set out in Section 28 of that Act. A member of An Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant a person who in their opinion is committing or has committed such an offence. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is primarily a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the 2013 Act. My Department engages regularly with NTA to review and consider the appropriateness of arrangements, and I am not aware of any immediate proposals for change in relation to fines.
Given the NTA's role in taxi regulation, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.