Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (198)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

198. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a company (details supplied) is prevented from advertising its services here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10347/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Section 27 of the Taxi Regulation Act,2013 prohibits advertising of a small public service vehicle (SPSV) for hire in this jurisdiction where there is no licence in force in this jurisdiction in respect of an SPSV service to which the advertisement relates.  The provisions of the Section do not apply where the advertisement relates to services provided outside the jurisdiction.

As regards the future, the Deputy may wish to be aware that both jurisdictions intend, in due course, to develop and introduce legislation that would regulate cross border taxi services.