It is obvious the inheritance/death/next of kin transfer will go ahead as the Minister is “considering” it and the so called rep bodies are either looking for it or saying nothing so let us consider the outcome.
I see two scenarios;

  1. If an individual Taxi driver dies, his plate is likely to lapse unnoticed in the bottom drawer of the kitchen cupboard
  2. If an MPO dies, a family member will readily take up the reins of the taxi rental empire.

There may be one or two exceptions to the above but generally that is how it will go.

So why aren’t the so called rep bodies up in arms in favour of the individual taxi driver and against the upcoming change to the transfer rules? After all it is the only hope for any future reduction in the fleet.

Why has the Minister changed his tune about no transfer of Taxi plates? Initially it was his number one priority, everything else wason the slow burner but NO TRANSFER was to come in last October, then he said he had to wait until he produced his bill, now the bill needs further amendments to water down this proposal even further.

Who is pressurising him to change his attitude?

Lets look at the so called rep bodies for a clue:

  • NPHTA: It is common knowledge that the leader of this organisation is an MPO, turkeys do not vote for Christmas.
  • ITDF: In a recent publication they actually argued for an MPO saying it was wrong that they couldn’t inherit the business.
  • TTnH: This misguided?  group are arguing about the property assets of drivers being eliminated, don’t they realise they are already worthless and the only hope we have is for a reduction in the fleet, they’ve tried to fool us before saying one thing and meaning another with the rejection of the fare increase so I’m dubious of their motives.
  • NITA: Provided it doesn’t effect the closed shop out in the Airport NITA aren’t really that bothered.

So you can see the Minister realises he will get an easier ride if he allows an inheritance rule and it’s not really any skin of his nose.

In reality the rep bodies, if they actually represented Taxi drivers should be fighting for the No Transfer rule to be as tight as possible, but you should realise … they don’t represent the majority of the fleet, rather just their own personal little patches.

Individual taxi drivers should tell them to stuff their bookkeeping services and legal advice where the sun doesn’t shine.


  1. Ben 3 years ago

    sure he is look at the crap about big houses and two cars in driveway. he is just fishing for info. he is not doing any taxi test.

  2. bohemian boy 3 years ago

    ben the day myself, and another cta member had a meeting with the bould kathleen over in 35,she said TWICE during the conversation that she looks in from time,to time. so it just goes to show you dont know WHO is watching

  3. C5 3 years ago

    ben,a local lad with a nice very dark purple 03 S CLASS i know thats his car, but most of them are very very very dark white fellas.

  4. zed 3 years ago

    I’d say a lot of taxi drivers are making a good living alright. A lot of taxi drivers have 2 cars in the drive way and fine houses

    name them.

  5. Ben 3 years ago

    sounds like those guys are not getting enough sun, they need a holiday

  6. Ben 3 years ago

    boh the mystery is solved, bat man is kathleens handle. nice one kd

  7. zed 3 years ago

    connect roofie to meter you engage meter roofie lights go out most are wired that way

    so’s mine,problem is when I take a job off the Raywood system ,if I turn off the meter to disengage the roof sign,the system thinks I’m doing the job,when I turn on the meter and engage ,the system thinks you’ve completed the job and goes into price enter mode.

    Synchronise seat sensor with the roof sign and the problems solved,also stops you doing €5 cash jobs locally,therein lies the problem.

  8. Ben 3 years ago

    don’t really understand that zed, sorry

  9. zed 3 years ago

    Sorry Ben,

    here’s the nub of it :

    Synchronize seat belt sensor with the roof sign and the problems solved,also stops you doing €5 cash jobs locally, but therein lies the problem.

  10. Vat man 3 years ago

    I’m saving for my holidays it’s hard to get by on my pension

  11. ger 3 years ago

    One way ticket i hope.

  12. zed 3 years ago

    Vat ? speak up !!

  13. ger 3 years ago

    B boy. heres a little story from the business section of todays indo that should make you smile,as we all know your hatered of radio conpanys. NATIONAL RADIO CABS MADE LOSSES OF €1.77 MILLION EURO LAST YEAR. next year should be even worse, after hailo take a good chunck of their work.

  14. Ben 3 years ago

    bat man has three cars in the driveway with his big tax officials salary all this crying about a pension is bullshit

  15. Ben 3 years ago

    a home in dublin a holiday home in clifden and lots of red red wine all on a pension that just dont add up

  16. ger 3 years ago

    Morning chaps any news? Had a nice bottle of red last night. looking forward to passing my test and joining you on the ranks. most of all i cant wait to make €1400 a week plus tips. life will be wonderful. i might even ask my long term partner mr ac to take my hand in civil partnership.. oh it will be splendid. hope you all have a jolly good day. be safe boys. talk later. im off for a nice long walk to clear the head, before i do 4hours of study for my test in march. tally ho…….. Its easy to do vatman.

  17. bohemian boy 3 years ago

    ger i am delighted with the news about nrc, but it only scratches the surface.i wanted enough damage to be done to put these towrags out of business.i ESPECIALLY want to see ebbs, kelly ,kearns, hit hard enough that they will also be licking their wounds. a few months ago the vat man was after them[not our vat man] but there is not a word about that any more either.they probably got away with it.these towrags have absolutely NO respect for the drivers who EMPLOY THEM, the mucsbags that work in the base have even LESS respect,yet drivers still go running to their lords,and masters to give them their ton a week for a service they dont need, or get.but the saddest thing of all is drivers appear to have completely lost all SELF RESPECT by allowing themselves to continue to be treated like PAYE EMPLOYEES

  18. Ben 3 years ago

    Boh send an FOI request to revenue and find out whats going on with radio co’s and vat. they owe it, and should be made pay it.

  19. Vat man 3 years ago

    Oh no I could never leave our emerald isle on a permanent basis

  20. bohemian boy 3 years ago

    pratt man i dont want you to go,sure i think your great gas

  21. Vat man 3 years ago

    Yes a apartment in Dublin & holiday home in clifden early retirement redundancy paid off the mortages now I have the little pension to live off, however I’m really forward to making the few extra bob working part time driving a taxi

  22. Ben 3 years ago

    a big ball of easy money from us taxpayers u mean

  23. bohemian boy 3 years ago

    is this in between your stints as a drag queen for boys in the george pratt man ?

  24. Ben 3 years ago

    nice one boh

  25. Vat man 3 years ago

    No I just do my stints as a drag queen now & again. I look fabulous in drag, so I’m told anyway

  26. Ben 3 years ago

    jaysus i feel sick

  27. bohemian boy 3 years ago

    always knew you had female tendencies,i hear your appearing at the dragon next week

  28. Vat man 3 years ago

    I thought you were going to ask me out on a date Ben. Hahahahaha

  29. Vat man 3 years ago

    Yeah Dragons Den

  30. Ben 3 years ago

    ac would be jealous

  31. Vat man 3 years ago


  32. Ben 3 years ago

    would hate you see him having a hissy fit

  33. zed 3 years ago

    from here :,22805.15.html

    22948 TAXI ACTIVE 15/02/13 04LH2754 CHRISTIAN UKWUOMA

    Doesn’t sound or even look like a teacher :22948 TAXI ACTIVE 15/02/13 04LH2754 CHRISTIAN UKWUOMA

  34. Ben 3 years ago

    whats the craic with this ukwuoma guy

  35. zed 3 years ago

    His car was in a school playground,one of the posters thought it might be a teacher….unlikely,unless he’s teaching them about 40ft containers :-)

  36. Ben 3 years ago

    and how to hide in one of them and end up in ireland with a taxi and a council house etc etc

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