Roy May 15th, 2015
After setting up shop here, he can vouch for the “talent” portion of their pitch. Not only does the country have its own young, skilled and tech-savvy workforce, but Dublin is a magnet for speakers of other vital languages.
“Literally, there are taxi drivers there that can speak to you about medical devices,” said Hillary Sherman, NeoMed’s vice president of finance, who said the company is hoping to build out R&D there and set up an office to support international sales.
Roy May 9th, 2015
In order to get in line with Googles new guidelines on listing websites on their search engine based on the mobile friendliness of the site www.irelandbytaxi.com has updated it’s homepage to recognise if it’s being viewed via a mobile device and should adapt accordingly, we’ve checked Googles mobile Friendly test and it seems to pass, so I guess its wait and see time before it appears as such on searches, hopefully the business continues to grow as exponentially as it has been doing, goes to prove offer a good service and they will come!
www.irelandbytaxi.com as viewed on a mobile device
We’d be very obliged if some of the regular visitors checked the site on their mobile device and left comments below on the experience, good and bad.
Meanwhile i’ll be working on getting this site up to standard, although I’m really not all that bothered about google rankings for this place anymore
Roy May 8th, 2015
Dublin airport Authority has let it be known that from next June the Airport police will be dishing out €100 fines to any Taxis breaching their bye laws.
This includes Taxis stopping anywhere in and around the terminal building to pick up pre booked passengers.
The new rule will affect any passengers wishing to use a company account, their favourite cab company or their usual friendly taxi driver.
The short term car parks are the only option remaining , both of which charge €3 for the first hour or part thereof and €4.50 per hour or part thereof after that, these charges will have to be passed on to passengers, all very well if there were spaces available but I’ve often spent twenty minutes driving around them looking for a space, when accompanied by thirty or forty more taxis all in the same boat it will become complete mayhem.
I’m sure it will come to a head once the fun begins.
Roy March 28th, 2015
Great news for anyone from the Dublin 15 area looking to go to or from Dublin Airport, a group of drivers there have teamed up with Ireland by taxi to offer the great price of €24 (was €28) for Taxi transfers to and from the Airport on a 24/7 basis.
Good luck to the drivers concerned, I hope this initiative helps them increase their incomes and that the people of D15 (Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Corduff, Mulhuddart, Tyrrelstown, Clonee, Ongar etc.) avail of this super offer.
Roy February 22nd, 2015
Ireland by Taxi has been updated over the weekend,
Ireland by Taxi have streamlined their booking process, removing any steps that weren’t absolutely necessary thereby making the service even more passenger friendly.
Having operated a fixed price Dublin Airport taxi transfer service for nearly a year now, Ireland by Taxi have reassessed their pricing structure, reducing the price for some postcodes, for example the fixed fares between Dublin Airport to or from Dublin 22 has reduced by a massive €5!
Sadly one or two fares have had to be slightly increased in order to attract more drivers in certain undersupplied postal areas while still offering fantastic reductions on the metered fare, aways remember though …. if the metered fare is less than the fixed fare quoted, Ireland by taxi will knock €2 off the metered fare, thereby always guaranteeing passengers the best price around.
Roy February 6th, 2015
New Regulation regarding fixed/pre agreed fares:
The taximeter must be operated for all hires in a taxi. Even if a fare is agreed in advance, the meter must still be operated for the journey;
Where a fare is agreed in advance, the taxi driver can only charge the lower of the pre-agreed fare or the fare calculated on the taximeter. So if the pre-agreed fare is more than the fare on the meter, the driver can only charge the fare on the meter
There are a number of Taxi drivers and groups who offer Tours and/or fixed fares who charge their unsuspecting passengers an arm and a leg for the service, this will force them to charge only the metered rate (or less) in future.
Roy February 3rd, 2015
David Drummond, the Google executive who holds an Uber board seat, has recently informed Uber of its plans to get into the Taxi ehail market itself.
I’d say Uber, Hailo et al are shitting themselves at the prospect?
Serious issue is the amount of data relating to traffic flow, peak demand and commuter travel these companies will collect and control, valuable information that ought to be be in the hands of local authorities …. they should be the ones controlling these platforms, not Google, it is high time they stepped in and took over this space, they could force Taxi drivers to sign up for and use an “official” service as part of the licencing arrangements, or force Uber/Hailo Google to use their platform if they want to enter/stay in the market here.
Roy February 1st, 2015
This is effectively turning Uber/Hailo vehicles into micro buses.
I think the car is too intimate a space for this to happen, cozying up close and the thought of engaging in inane conversation with a complete stranger in such confines would be difficult for all but the most extrovert of the population.
In order to make it work or at least give it some hope of success a strict code of etiquette should be drawn up for intending passengers, for example first passenger should sit in the passenger seat, second behind driver, third behing passenger seat, a forth passenger should only be considered for certain larger vehicles (it is conceivable that only certain vehicles should be approved for “ride sharing”, lastly any conversation should be chaired by/led by/moderated by the driver.
Roy December 20th, 2014
Some would argue DOWN…..
The initial charge is going down, passengers travelling very short distances will pay less.
The old “C” tariff is being removed, so passengers travelling very long distances will pay less.
The average fares for average journeys are going up by a meagre 4%, despite your average Taxi driver having to fork out €250 for the pleasure of having this minor increment added to their meter!
Such a shame the gobshite so called Taxi representatives didn’t push to accept this proposal when it was offered two years ago, when the Meters needed recalibration as their calendars ran out, now we have to get them done again at huge expense to drivers.
AH well I suppose we get what we deserve?
Roy November 24th, 2014
It seems Xpert are now getting any prebooked taxis from the Westbury, the hotel seemingly lost patience with the two gimps that use the rank early morning and refuse all but Airport jobs, I drive on when I see the muppets as I know I’ll more than likely be sent one of their rejects, I don’t mind taking what comes but I hate being dumped on, I assume others have argued the toss and now the hotel has had enough. shame how a couple of muppets can spoil a good thing.
There’s a petition going around and the fed are going to hand it in and appeal to the hotels management for clemency, probably a waste of time?
Might have to find a new home for the morning shift.
Not bad timing I suppose I normally avoid the area like the plague one the Xmas shopping traffic kicks in, Xpert are welcome to it, it’ll take them an hour to get to the door!
Roy November 13th, 2014
Vote for Stephanie:
Roy November 7th, 2014
In finalising the revised SPSV regulations for consultation, some proposed changes to the SPSV licence renewal fees have now been included.
The one year licence renewal fee for standard taxis, standard hackneys and limousines is proposed to be increased to €150 (up from €125), while the one year licence renewal fee for wheelchair accessible taxis and wheelchair accessible hackneys is proposed to be decreased to €75 (down from €125).
Corresponding charges are proposed for six month licences – €75 for standard taxis/hackneys/limos (up from €62.50) and €37.50 for WAVs (down from €62.50).
The full list of fees is contained in Schedule 1 of the revised regulations which will be available on the NTA website tomorrow.
There will be a one month public consultation period in relation to the draft regulations, inclusive of the proposed fee changes.
Finally, I attach a simpler comparison for the fare increase proposal which is based on just a distance calculation without any extras. It excludes the meter rounding (20 cent intervals) effect.
Roy November 3rd, 2014
According to this section of an email from the NTA to a poster here (BB) those of us considering giving it a go should probably consider what the consequences might be?
We refer to your email dated 23 September 2014.
We can confirm that a great number of Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to and paid by those drivers detected standing otherwise than at an appointed stand including at hotels.
In the lead up to Christmas, compliance team operations will, as usual, increase their focus on hotels and other social venues, for both deterrence and enforcement.