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Taxi Licences

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (130)

Darren O'Rourke

Question:

130. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Transport if he will be further extend the ten year rule to give taxi drivers flexibility acknowledging the challenges they still face as a result of the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53693/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) sector, including vehicle age limits for SPSVs, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

In this regard, the Deputy should be aware that the NTA has extended age limits several times since the start of the pandemic, with standard age limits for taxis and hackneys now waived through to the end of 2022, thereby ensuring no operator exits the industry simply because of the need to replace a vehicle.

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