The Dublin taxi industry has had an upsurge in demand recently and taxi services are becoming increasingly popular, with drivers increasingly looking to use their services to travel to the capital.
It’s been reported that in recent months the number of people who are requesting National Car Rentals in Dublin has more than doubled, according to the National Car Taxis Association (NCAT).
“We have seen a huge surge in demand from customers over the past few months, particularly after the Government took over the taxi industry and made it compulsory for drivers to take a National Certificate,” said Ms Shannon O’Sullivan, head of NCAT.
“As more and more people are requesting this service, we’ve also seen an increase in the number and number of drivers applying to be a National Driver in Dublin.”
Ms O’Sullys business partner, Mr Patrick Murphy, added that the increased demand from drivers is having an effect on the demand for taxi services in Dublin.
“It’s a good sign that demand has increased, but we need to see if the supply is still there,” he said.
“I think it’s good to have the option to get a National Card in Dublin, because you can go out and look for a taxi that will pick you up at a cheap price, and you can be assured you’ll get a taxi from a company that knows what they’re doing.”
You won’t have to worry about paying any more, and we’re all better off for it.
“National Taxi Co-operatives Association of Ireland (NTCI) spokeswoman, Joanne Murphy, said the increase in demand has meant that taxi companies have been forced to hire additional drivers to help provide a safe, reliable service.”
However, Ms Murphy noted that taxi drivers are also facing difficulties in their daily lives, and they believe that they should be able to travel by taxi without fear of a chargeback.””
We understand it’s a big issue for drivers who don’t have the luxury of being able to pick up and drop off their customers.”
However, Ms Murphy noted that taxi drivers are also facing difficulties in their daily lives, and they believe that they should be able to travel by taxi without fear of a chargeback.
“Drivers are working extra hours, and this is creating some issues for them, and some of these drivers are having to put in longer hours, because of this,” she said.