Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (927)

Mick Barry

Question:

927. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures being taken to ensure that taxi drivers in Cork city are fully consulted regarding facilities and ranks in their area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44830/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Decisions regarding the location and operation of taxi ranks are a matter for the relevant local authority which is responsible for the making of bye-laws in respect of its functional area.

Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act, 2013 provides for both the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Garda Commissioner to be consulted by a local authority when it is proposing to make such bye-laws. I have no function in the matter.

I have therefore 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.