Cab Co’s

March 11th, 2008

Balbriggan Taxis, (086)3317608
Blackrock Co. Dublin Central Cabs (01)2888300
Blackrock, Co. Dublin, (01)2100022
Blanchardstown Co. Dublin Fitzers Cabs (01)8200800
Blanchardstown Co. Dublin VIP Taxi (01)8204090
Blue Cabs 802 2222
Cabra Co. Dublin Local Cabs (01)8686181
Cabra Co. Dublin, Fitzers Cabs (01)8222244
Citywest Cabs Co. Dublin (01)4587555
Clane Murt’s Taxis Clane 086 2771747
Clondalkin Co. Dublin. Westside Cabs (01)4574000
Clondalkin Dublin 22 Dublin West Taxi Co (01)4675555
Clonee Cabs Co. Dublin (01)8207465
Dalkey Taxi Cabs (01)2857777
Donaghmede Dublin 13 Davis Taxi Service (01)8476056
Dublin 1 Express Taxis (01)8553333
Dublin 1 Checkers Cabs (01)8343434
Dublin 2 Co-Op Taxis (01)6766666
Dublin 2 Link Taxi Co ltd
Dublin 2 Pony Cabs (01)6612233
Dublin 2 Radio Link Ltd (01)4781111
Dublin 2 Taxi 2000 (01)6775555
Dublin 2 VIP/ACE Taxis (01)4783333
Dublin 2, Blue Cabs Ltd (01)8022222
Dublin 2, Fast Cabs 01)2822822
Dublin 2, Pony Cabs, (01)661011
Dublin 4 Taxi Cabs Ltd (01)6677233
Dublin 8 City Cabs (01)8727272
Dublin 8 Direct Cabs (01)8399999
Dublin 8 Metro Cabs (01)6683333
Dublin 8 National Radio Cabs (01)6772222
Dublin 8 Euro Cabs (01)8727272
Dublin 9 Rapid Taxis (087)8556940
Dublin 9 D.9 taxi’s 8425555
Dublin 12 Matts Cabs (01)4560000
Dublin 15 Taxis (01)8829996
Dublin 18 Eastcoast Taxis (01)2952000
Dublin 22 Premier Cabs (01)4577577
Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin, Boro Cabs (01)284885
Dundrum Co. Dublin Local Cabs (01)2988444
Dunlaoghaire Eastcoast Taxis (01)2303366
Carlow, Erin Cabs freephone 1800 744 744
Finglas Co-Op Cabs (01)8642020
Firhouse Co. Dublin, Budget Cabs (01)4599333
Foxrock Taxis, 01 2952000 Foxrock Taxis
Glasnevin Co. Dublin Co Op Cabs (01)8642070
Greenhills, Co. Dublin, Cab Link (01)4622200
Galway City and County Pauls taxi (087) 9584344
Kilbarrack Co. Dublin Direct Cabs (01)8399999
Leopardstown Co. Dublin Dublin 18 Taxis (01)2950987
Local Southside Taxi Cabs (01)2836622
Lucan Co. Dublin Esker Cabs (01)6219898
Lucan Co. Dublin Swift Cabs (01)6219898
Lucan Discount Taxis (01)6211111
Lucan Taxi Service 01)6100111
Lusk Cabs (01)8438218
Malahide Co. Dublin Dial A Cab (01)8338888
Malahide Co. Dublin Dial-A-Cab, Phone 018080800
Maynooth.Express cabs, (01) 6289999
Mulhuddart Co. Dublin Drive Wise (01)8209300
Parkwest Taxi’s & Corporate Service (01)6120555
Phibsboro Co-op Cabs (01)8603833
Rathcoole Co. Dublin Coole Cabs (01)4588722
Rathfarnham Cabs (01)4930333
Rathfarnham Co. Dublin Orchard Cabs (01)4938888
Rush Co. Dublin Jo Maxi (01)8702020
Sandyford Co. Dublin Network Taxis(01)2952000

Skerries, Harbour Cabs (01) 8490400
Skerries Cabs (01)8491738
Skerries Co. Dublin, A Cabs, (01)8495888
Stillorgan Co. Dublin Southside Taxi Cabs (01)2836622
Sutton Co. Dublin Executive Cabs (01)8396020
Swords Co. Dublin Taxi Plus (087)2345949
Swords Co. Dublin, Cab 2000 (01)8900900
Swords Co. Dublin, Cab 2000, (01)8900900
Swords Express Taxi Service (01)8553333
Tallaght City Cabs (01)4626000
Tallaght Co. Dublin Old Mill Cabs (01)4529999
Tallaght Molly’s Cabs (01)4047000
Tallaght Taxis Ltd (01)4599444
Templeogue Co. Dublin Diamond Cabs (01)4900900
Terenure Taxicabs (01)4912491
Waterford- Grab a Cab 086 3254152

  • Comments(368)

368 Responses to “Cab Co’s”

  1. jamie joneson 28 Aug 2008 at 2:52 pm

    last nite i rang for a taxi, and i was really locked. i rang 8080800, i got my wires crossed with the lady as i was out of sorts. Anyhow i rang the lady back and totally out of character i started giving her cheek. it was around 1 ish. i really am sorry for being so disrespectful to you, that is not the person i am. i hope you will accept my apology, i would ring to apologise only for i am 2 ashamed.

  2. Royon 28 Aug 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Malahide is a small town …………..we’ll find you….MUHAHAHAHA

  3. Maynooth/Express Cabson 13 Nov 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Can you Please Post our ompany on your site
    Thanks Mark

  4. Royon 13 Nov 2008 at 8:48 pm

    No problem , company name, phone and link to site added, I hope it generates some business for you!

  5. Discount Till Rollson 03 Jan 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Roy my company sells taxi meter roll at extremely competitive prices. I was hoping my be you would all me to but a link on you site. It will benefit all taxi drivers as we sell the rolls at up to ½ price compared to what they are paying now. With the economic down turn everyone is looking to cut cost ,Even taxi drivers.

    Regards B

  6. Vinny Kearnson 05 Jan 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Roy,
    thanks for displaying “Chaos in the Taxi Industry” Please try and control and vett material put on your site as it will gain visitors and respect,



  7. gerryon 05 Jan 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Alright Roy ,I read on the forum thats not the complete video ,where would I get a complete copy of it ? and discount meter rolls ,where are you working out of ?

  8. Royon 06 Jan 2009 at 4:17 pm

    @Vinny, Thanks for making it! difficult to control with tensions running so high, but I do my best!
    @Gerry, I think that’s it? I’m sure it’s been edited down by the producers… but that’s standard practice

  9. fredon 03 Mar 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Hi all,
    I have been reading the various comments over the last few weeks since the protesting began and i would like to make the following points. (1) the country is in recession and money is tight for people (2) taxis are too expensive!! €4.10 for one passenger versus £2.20 for 5 (london) $2.50 for 4 (new york) €2.40 for 3 (paris) etc. etc. even allowing for the incl time/dist part. (3) the travelling public have plenty of options i.e. aircoach,luas,dart, dub bus and most importantly private car. (4) the public are moving away from pubs at nite thus reducing demand for taxis. (5) the options outlined above are why demand during daytime is falling like a stone. corp users are cutting out all “unneccesary” costs such as taxis. indeed many companies cancelled xmas parties!
    finally the public have no sympathy for taxi drivers..why? because of price, overcharging, dirty cars , whinging drivers and because of the pressure in their own lives!! protests should target the people who can change the situation ie regulator and ministers…but go to their homes,constituency offices etc. blocking the streets will annoy business and the public. neither of which have the power or inclination to support the change we al want. many or all of you may disagree with my comments but that would be reflective of the head in the sand not my fault way of thinking. regards fred

  10. finon 04 Mar 2009 at 1:35 pm


    just wanted to know if anyone could help me find a taxi,
    i got a taxi last night from a very helpfull taxi man but to my horror i had no money after spending it all partying.
    however as a means of holding me to the deal of paying him the next day i gave him my watch and age card as insurance that i would pay him. all i have is his reg number and licence number from a receipt he gave me. Does antone know if i can use these details to find him???

  11. rustyon 04 Mar 2009 at 3:14 pm

    if the driver was alright about you giving him the watch he should get back to you today sometime .remember that the driver was working nights and isnt probably up yet .
    remember a nice big tip aswell .
    it was your fault for spending all your money .
    quote…… i went up to the bar and ordered a round of drinks and to my horror i found id spent all my money
    i gave him my watch and age card to keep the deal .

    do you think you would get away with that one ???

  12. northernon 01 May 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Can you Please Post our company on your site
    Harbour Cabs,Skerries,Co.Dublin


  13. northernon 01 May 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Can you Please Post our company on your site
    Harbour Cabs,Skerries,Co.Dublin
    (01) 8490400

    forgot the number


  14. d.9 taxi'son 25 Jul 2009 at 1:13 am

    hiya roy just wondering could u post our company details

    d.9 taxi’s main street ballymun

    covering dublin 9 and 11

    phone number is 8425555
    website is


  15. trickyon 07 Oct 2009 at 10:43 pm

    hi roy could you please include us nice drivers from

    kcr taxis
    no call out charge
    no toll charges
    01 4922233
    all areas covered
    ta me aul mucker

  16. clodaghon 06 Dec 2009 at 1:38 pm

    hi im hoping someone can help me find a camera i left in a taxi, i got into a taxi at wrights at airside at approx 3.30-3.45 on sat nite sun morning on 5-12-09 there was 2 girls one got droped off at ashington (navan rd) and then to blackhorse grove, i would be very greatfull if anyone can help thanks…….

  17. Dubstaron 06 Dec 2009 at 2:47 pm


    I’ve copied and pasted your appeal over to the forum

    Some of the gang work this venue and may be able to help 😉

  18. John Nolanon 01 Feb 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I got a taxi from finglas last friday,D9 TAXI,Had bought a 22 inch tv in power city,which was in small light cardboard box,left it in taxi,phoned the company no for other people out there dont use that company…

  19. Flybyniteon 04 Feb 2010 at 2:58 pm

    John Nolan,
    I reckon most drivers are honest. Don’t blame the base company if you happened to chance upon a driver who was one of the exceptions !
    This has nothing to do with D9 Taxi. If you leave something on the Dart, bus or Luas, in a bar or shop. Be honest, what chances do you have to get it back? The driver may not even have noticed that parcel, it may have been taken by his next fare. Did you try the Carriage Office ? I have been verbally abused by people who left a mobile phone in my taxi. That was AFTER I had gone out of my way to get it back to them. So after such an experience I would not be too active any more trying to get found objects back to their owners. It works both ways, and in both examples (yours and mine) we are generalizing. You have responsibility yourself to make sure you gather your belongings before you leave the taxi .
    And PS: I am forced to print endless rolls of receipts. Roughly 95% of my fares don’t want them. If you had taken it – as you should have – you would now have had a registration of the taxi you were in. It would have been easy for e.g. D9 Taxis to locate the driver for you.
    Do not blame an honest cab company for your own negligence!

  20. Stephenon 04 Feb 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Flybynite, mobile pnone, fully packed 22″ TV, slight difference there.

  21. Lisa Con 04 Feb 2010 at 4:28 pm

    he didn’t notice a 22″ tele. ffs get a grip and John you’re full of it. Who buys a 22″ tele and “forgets it in the taxi. pleeeeeeeeese

  22. Stephenon 04 Feb 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I found a pram in my boot one Easter Saturday, these things happen.

  23. College Cabs Claneon 05 Feb 2010 at 12:49 am

    Hi Roy
    Just wondering if you could post our details College Cabs Main Street Clane
    Co. Kildare
    Ph 045861400 / 0877590081
    If any of you find yourself in our part of the world drop in for a cup of tea.

  24. Lisa Con 05 Feb 2010 at 10:25 am

    @ stephen could have been worse. could have been the child.

  25. marto taximanon 25 Feb 2010 at 3:18 am

    I had a fare to kettles lane from the port on sunday. D-head left hiz mbile ( an i-fone) on da bak ceet.. inallananywayz… (unt rang me on his own fone…demanded i bring it back to him… i waz in clondalkin at the time, so … i left it in carriage office (nice blokes), serve the cnut rite… gaye anyway… want to nav seen the pics on his fone…. urghj!

  26. phil berminghamon 26 Feb 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I just got to this site by accident,I was a taxi drver in dublin in2001-2004,gave it up moved to u.k.Well done for a great site.

  27. Derek McCoyon 02 Mar 2010 at 2:54 am

    Antisocial behaviour in Clondalkin is spiralling out of control.

    View a new website found in the Clondalkin area at:

  28. clondalkin boyon 02 Mar 2010 at 10:21 am

    jesus Derek thats terrible I live in the poor corporation end of clondalkin and nothing like that would happen in neilstown.Kids in GAA ganzies kicking ball at houses and adults watching them .We would simply knock the bollox out of them and not go all girley and create a website to complain.

  29. gerryon 20 Mar 2010 at 8:49 pm

    hows it going roy, interesting site, glad if you could oblige us and put our taxi co. on site its COASTAL CABS 01-8397777 DUBLIN 5 , thanks,

  30. Royon 20 Mar 2010 at 8:55 pm


  31. paul donnellanon 28 Apr 2010 at 9:40 pm

    hi keep up the good work could put my taxi no. on your site pauls taxi 0879584344 galway city and county thank you

  32. Royon 29 Apr 2010 at 2:21 pm

    added to list paul

  33. pat murphyon 08 Jun 2010 at 8:48 pm

    hi the phone no for glasnevin co op cabs is wrong the phone no should be 8644444 thank you

  34. Peteron 08 Jun 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Roy, could you add Erin Cabs in Carlow. Phone no is 1800 744 744


  35. silverbulleton 02 Jul 2010 at 3:51 pm

    foxrock taxi, 012952000

  36. Royon 02 Jul 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Added Erin and Foxrock

  37. silverbulleton 04 Jul 2010 at 6:28 am

    Advertising Xprat what next ?

  38. John Drummon 15 Jul 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Any chance of a mention ? Based Tipperary Town cars and 8 seaters. 087 8113040 and 062 52366

  39. Damienon 25 Aug 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Re-John Nolan comment left tv in d9 taxi
    I work for d9 taxis that guy is a lier it never happen
    It’s the type of crap other local drivers are spreading about d9 .because we offer low set fares .these drivers are not prepared to lower prices and are there fore loosing out.
    All they want to do is sit on a rank all day and moan about how quiet it telling people not to use d9 taxis will never work.Anything found in a d9 taxi is handed in to the base and I make every effort to contact the owner or it is handed over to the guards . No such phone call came in about a TV left in a car.

  40. gerryon 25 Aug 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I still think they are all bent in D9.

  41. PAULon 25 Aug 2010 at 7:37 pm

    your right ,id say its a owner of rival waffling again ,a tv what next a child?.who are d9 anyway very same fleet and dont work around city much.

  42. tramadolon 04 Oct 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Tout ce qu’ils veulent faire est de s’asseoir sur un rang toute la journée et à gémir sur la façon dont il est silencieux.

  43. DuPLexon 20 Oct 2010 at 11:22 am

    anyone know auwt about this new fangled winicab thing ?

  44. FEDUPon 13 Nov 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Roy
    I have been following your site with inerest,
    I note that you dont have the company Im with listed, The company Blue Cabs 8022222 I was very suprised given that we are one of the longest established in the city.
    Hopefully you can now add this to the list, as they are a really good company to work with.

  45. Royon 16 Nov 2010 at 3:49 am

    Hi Fed up …….. blue cabs added with link and ph number i

  46. Ralph Hillon 28 Jan 2011 at 10:59 am

    Reference to Derek McCoy on 02 Mar 2010 at 2:54 am

    Site you refere to was removed by service provider a while ago. I found a similar site about the same area at www. This eu site gives more info. Apparently the webs site was removed because individuals on the road wanted to hide everything that was going on and unlike us normal folks these yobs targetted women and children and people’s property late at night. You know what I mean, a private estate and all of that. A little clique with all sorts helping one another out in order to hide what was going on. . Get my drift? You can post your twopence worth on the site. God help all of us poor corpo tenants, if only we had the joy of being residential. There again these things never happen in private estates, well that’s what the papers say and the papers are always right.

  47. Canadianon 03 Feb 2011 at 11:47 am

    What ever happened to a Taxi Co that was in Dublin …It was Just called a “PHONE NUMBER” The SIXES..66666…???

  48. Roy Hausmannon 13 Mar 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hello, I took a taxi this morning (6:15 am) from Ballymun Road to North Circular Road (close to the Phoenix Park) in Dublin and I think I lost my Iphone in that taxi. Can anyone help?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Kind regards


  49. frank d soociopathon 14 Mar 2011 at 2:38 am

    shud be askin deez raydeo mobz wat der chairgin fer der raydeoz
    an klarifyin who wurkz fer who
    befor ye stik der numbirz up roy baby

    frank d sociopath

  50. Grainneon 22 Mar 2011 at 3:55 pm


    I’m wondering can someone help me trace a camera, I have only come across this website now. My husband got a taxi outside Holles Street at the end of November 2009 and he dropped our camera on the journey to Beaumont. I know it’s over a year now but I have searched the internet since and have had no luck. It was a black digital camera (I think it was Canon but threw out the packaging), and there are precious pictures of our baby (boy) in intensive care that I would give anything to get back.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  51. Royon 22 Mar 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I wouldn’t hold out much hope at this stage even if the driver found it and handed it in to the Gardai, they’d have returned it to him as unclaimed by now …… sorry

  52. paul murphyon 05 Apr 2011 at 2:24 am

    Hi Roy
    Paul here as i am a 20yr old taxi driver my insurance is 8,000 quid i am new in the industry and gna be in for a while i need some help lads to fukin expensive as is is anyone there to tell me where i can get a better quote bcoz its fukin ridiculous that i have to pay that for a taxi policy NEED SOME HELP LADS hope u can sort me out


  53. vincenton 08 Jun 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Hi could you please post our details, King Cabs Dublin 1 phone number 0851455697. thanks!

  54. joseph boothon 22 Jul 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I am looking for information about a taxi that wreck on july 19,2011. I also need to know who is responsible if the passenger is injured and sent to the hospital. I have a friend over in Ireland who was involved in a wreck and sent to a hospital in cappamore. Do you know of mick spencers royal hospital. I just want to find out if this is true please help. The passenger name is Terri Costello from America. I am trying to find the police record of this accident. It happened along the express way linking Cappmore to roxboro Ireland. Thats all I know can you help.

  55. Johnon 20 Sep 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Discount Taxi’s
    The regulator say that taxi drivers may discount fare’s. But it does not say that anybody else can do this for them. The discount taxi companies are deciding on the discount, to build their custom at the expense of the unfortunate taxi driver. Is this legal ?
    Discounting Taxi fares is a death spiral for the industry, and drivers who participate in this practice have only themselves to blame for the decline in income this causes.
    Taxi companies making arrangements with hotels and pubs, for exclusive rights to service the Hotel / Pub customers are interfering with the right of the taxi driver to service all customers within his licensed area. This practice undermines the licencing system and is allowed only because the regulator wants all taxi’s to align with companies. Where are the unions? who is looking after the drivers ?

  56. bohemian boyon 23 Sep 2011 at 12:02 pm

    correct john this is what i have been saying all along . i cant understand why independent drivers are not orginizing themselves to fight this threat . its obvious that kd and her crew are hell bent on trying to make us all join these gangsters . she also regulates in favour of them . i have been on to the competion authority , but they say if an illegal act is being committed then it is a matter for the police and not them . this is bullshit the compettion authority have 2 people on the taxi advisory council and they dont want to upset their gangster friends who run these radio companies . i just cant understand why drivers who work in these radio companies appear to be terified to speak out against their masters if all these drivers told these leeches to go fcuk themselves with their discounts what are they going to do ?

  57. rickmaton 04 Oct 2011 at 2:33 pm


    was wondering if anyone can help me find a taxi driver. got brought home by a really sound taxi driver who helped me out of a bit of bother (had lost me wallet). had arranged for him to come by me work and collect the fare i owed him but he still hasnt shown.

    i have his plate number so was wondering how i can track him down and get his number!

    any suggestions would be great!

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  59. victimon 12 Oct 2011 at 12:08 pm


  60. bohemian boyon 18 Oct 2011 at 12:04 pm

    i said it before and ill say it again independent drivers need to act now to oppose this plan by the review committie to make us all join gangster radio companies . it seems clear to me anyway that this is the plan . why are these crooks given so much say in what way the industry is run . there is one of them posting on the forum for a while now , [on a recruitement drive no doubt ] in anticipation of such plan. they have their drivers sitting in hotel grounds taking work illegally from you and me . i have been on to the enforcers a number of times about it . the drivers who do this have no morals

  61. bohemian boyon 21 Oct 2011 at 3:13 pm

    was just thinking about all the hype surrounding the priority hall thingy . the problem was no enforcement of safety within this complex . could you not say the same about the taxi industry on the same grounds ? no enforcement unsafe cars ? people illegally operating ? i can see no difference except to say priory hall is being sorted with immeadidate effect where we have been operating in these conditions for years , and still have to wait till the review group make their recomendations

  62. steph1on 24 Oct 2011 at 11:33 pm

    The only reason that the priory hall situation is being addressed is that hundreds of people are being upskuttled from their homes through no fault of their own. Some of these people have mortgages on these properties and they are not going to be able to pay them especially if they have to rent somewhere else until a decision is made on the apartment block. I feel for these people. After investing so much money into making a home for themselves it is a disgrace that they find themselves in this situation. Seems now that Ireland is a country full of rogues!

  63. bohemian boyon 25 Oct 2011 at 7:57 am

    steph i to feel for them , but the judge directed the corpo to pick up the tab for their alternative accomadation , also the point i was making was that they were evicted from their homes for safety reasons , and because of lack of enforcement of these rules , my point being sometimes our customers are in this situation because they could be traviling in a car that has been rented out by the likes of josh , and because of the lack of enforcement , that remains to be the case . the only difference being , we have to wait so long for our problems to be sorted , while priory hall is being looked after right away

  64. bohemian boyon 31 Oct 2011 at 8:27 pm

    there is one particular gentleman over on the forum trying to give the impression that the cab company he runs is totally professional , yet he has no problem paying hello money to certain hotels in dublin so that the scumbags that work under his brand can sit in the carparks of these hotels and ILLEGALLY steal the work that should have be destined for the street. talk about double standards

  65. Shoon 06 Feb 2012 at 9:45 am

    Hi I lost keys on Saturday night in Blackrock area of Dublin. I was in a taxi outside Tonic nightclub. I understand this is an independent taxi rank would you have an idea how I would get in touch with these taxis?


  66. Franon 16 Feb 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hi I got a taxi from Stephens Green to Rathfarnham last nite around 2.30am, the taxi driver was a young guy from the Rathfarnham area called Paul Murphy and he has disco lights on the ceiling of his taxi, I left something in the boot of his car and am desperate to retrieve it, unfortunately I live in an apartment so he would find it difficult to track me down and he was a sound guy so I know he will hopefully hand it in but am anxious to get my stuff back, does anyone know this guy so I can try and contact him, any help would be much appreciated, thanks

  67. SpurredoninDublinon 21 Feb 2012 at 12:59 am

    Sorry if I’ve joined the debate rather late, but is it really the intent of the regulator to force every cab onto a radio circuit? The radio circuits have done more to impoverish the drivers than the recession.

  68. bohemian boyon 21 Feb 2012 at 12:51 pm

    hell will freeze over before i will ever join one of those gangsters . when i came into this industry , i came in to be my own boss . that status goes right out the window when you join with these companies . back door work , reductions being offered by them at YOUR expense , wear uniforms which you must pay for , loose your self worth through intimidation and fear , treated like sh.t by base staff, etc etc . as well as all that they showed their true colours when they went in , and camped in the grounds of certain hotels in dublin , and iILLEGALLY took work from street drivers , and in some cases intimidate independent drivers who were dropping off at the said hotels . these same towrags dont have the balls to walk into ebbs office and tell him to stick his radio where the sun dont shine . i would love one of them to try to tell ME that i cant pick up from the hotel that they have set up home in .bewleys hotel on way to the airport even has a sign up saying cab 2000000000000000 cars only i have reported it to compettion authority

  69. bohemian boyon 26 Feb 2012 at 4:37 pm

    roy will you please explain why my post is not allowed i have not said anything defamitory in it

  70. Royon 27 Feb 2012 at 12:39 am

    Sorry about that I hadn’t visited the admin panel, not sure why your post was held back for moderation to be honest, I must check the settings

  71. newtaximanon 23 Aug 2012 at 2:22 am

    Hi how do you go about starting up a taxi company?
    Who do i need to contact? Do I need planning or anything?
    Any info greatly appreciated 🙂

  72. patrick healyon 23 Aug 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Just open up a shop and get loads of fools of taximen who will work for 20 or maybe 40 percent discount. There are loads of them out there and charge them about 400 euro per week.

  73. patrick healyon 23 Aug 2012 at 8:43 pm

    African CABBIE YOU and all the other brothers must be making some money now. I would say your cleaning up at the Airport also a lot of IRISH scabs love this. Finally some taximen stood up for their rights. I hope they are successful

  74. African Cabbieon 24 Aug 2012 at 12:48 am

    @patrick healy:
    Do you guys just relish in insulting “African drivers”?
    How many of “our brothers” have you actually seen doing what you allege?
    Take your phone and do a video for twenty minutes (and be honest about it) and lets see who the “real scabs” are.

    We may not be “peach” but we have dignity!

    Its very easy to point “one crooked finger” at others but unfortunately, the “remaining four” are pointing at yourself! (African proverb)

    I will ALWAYS support “fairness to everyone” irrespective of their color.
    That is ME…and l am very proud to be “ME”, African Cabbie.

  75. Elena Joneson 11 Sep 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hi, I took a taxi from Copper Face Jacks to Jury’s Inn Hotel on Parnell Street this Saturday just gone (8th) at around half four in the morning. I think I left my camera in the taxi and wondered if anyone had found it/handed it in? It’s a Samsung, it’s red and it has a grey wrist band attached to it. It might have slid down the side of a seat or something. Me and my friends can’t remember which taxi firm we used as we didn’t go to a specific taxi rank, we flagged one down passing us on the street. All I know is that it was a large 7 seater cab.
    The camera has all of my 21st birthday photographs on it from my time in Dublin and it would mean so much to me to get them back, thanks 🙂
    (contact – +44 (0) 1302 535095

  76. Marco Schachtneron 22 Sep 2012 at 12:35 pm


    We are looking for taxi drivers, companies, agents who would like to participate in a survey in exchange for a 25 Euro petrol voucher. Serious offer on behalf of a petrol company. If you would like to participate please submit company address including email (if available) to

    Please send by Sep 30 – and we will send out survey/ information packages thereafter.

    Any questions please let me know.


  77. Conor Quigleyon 30 Sep 2012 at 11:57 am

    Today I took a taxi from Stephens green to Fairview strand and I believe that my iPod fell out of my pocket while I was sitting in the taxi. I have the drivers name but don’t know his company. I believe that I was able to find his registration. His name was Michael mcguinnes. If anyone knows him could you let me know how to contact him? Thanks

  78. TAXI 24/7on 22 Oct 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Roy,

    Could you please post our company details on your site,

    TAXI 24/7
    Dublin 6W

    01 – 4 911 911

    Many Thanks,

  79. Francon 22 Oct 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I wish you well with a company whose number has 9-11 twice in it,should be a big hit with the Muslims 🙂

  80. bohemian boyon 27 Nov 2012 at 1:50 pm

    fukk all scumbag radio companies . these ckunnts actually believe that YOU work for THEM

  81. bohemian boyon 05 Dec 2012 at 12:50 pm

    roy i am very surprised having read over on the forum, that you believe cab companies are within their rights to insist on the wearing of uniforms, offering discounts, subjecting drivers to disiplenary action, etc etc, as far as i am concerned , the one, and only, function of a cab company, is to find work for the people who pay them to do so . their remit DOES NOT extend to telling these drivers how to conduct their business, nor does it extend to offering concessions to the public on the drivers behalf . the problem is the drivers need to grow a pair, which i dont think will happen any time soon

  82. Royon 05 Dec 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’m afraid it does BB, the drivers can tell them to rev up and give back their data heads and PDAs but they operate under the Cab companies rules.

  83. bohemian boyon 05 Dec 2012 at 7:53 pm

    talk about the tail wagging the dog huh

  84. zedon 13 Jan 2013 at 7:08 pm

    @Boh boy,here’s an unlicensed cab co you can go after ,even though Roy continues to advertise them,probably because he did the website.

    Licence No.: DH12032
    Licence Status: LAPSED
    Licence Expiry Date: 16/12/2012

    Foxrock taxis.

  85. Benon 13 Jan 2013 at 7:33 pm

    zed plate 12032 shows on nta website as a current hack, valid to 2/7/2013

  86. zedon 14 Jan 2013 at 9:30 pm

    @Ben,it was a “dispatchers licence.

  87. bohemian boyon 18 Jan 2013 at 10:56 am

    to all independent drivers,who have the slightest interest in maintaining your status as INDEPENDENT .i have put this call out before,but all to no avail .it is now abundantly clear to me anyway,that it is only a matter of time before independents are either forced to join one of the gangster radio companies,or forced out of the industry altogether .it is true to say i suppose, that this hailo crowd are doing huge damage to the scumbag radio companies,and long may it continue . the problem is however, they are also doing huge damage to us. we, as independents need to get together urgently to devise a stratagey to combat this is no secret that the nta, and the trd before that, continuesly ruled in favour of these towrags ,and conceded to their every wish . you could be forgiven for thinking they are in the pockets of the afore mentioned scumbags in the same way as the hotels who allowed them to ply for hire ILLEGALLY from their respective car parks were.colleagues as a matter of great urgency,will you now join me in opposion to

  88. bohemian boyon 18 Jan 2013 at 10:57 am

    to all independent drivers,who have the slightest interest in maintaining your status as INDEPENDENT .i have put this call out before,but all to no avail .it is now abundantly clear to me anyway,that it is only a matter of time before independents are either forced to join one of the gangster radio companies,or forced out of the industry altogether .it is true to say i suppose, that this hailo crowd are doing huge damage to the scumbag radio companies,and long may it continue . the problem is however, they are also doing huge damage to us. we, as independents need to get together urgently to devise a stratagey to combat this is no secret that the nta, and the trd before that, continuesly ruled in favour of these towrags ,and conceded to their every wish . you could be forgiven for thinking they are in the pockets of the afore mentioned scumbags in the same way as the hotels who allowed them to ply for hire ILLEGALLY from their respective car parks were.colleagues as a matter of great urgency,will you now join me in opposion to this blatent erosion of our livlihoods ? if interested please pm me asap thank you

  89. bohemian boyon 18 Jan 2013 at 11:09 am

    independents i urge you to please read what i said above, and if you agree please get in touch before its to late .independents are STILL in the majority but we need to use our strenght now

  90. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 10:48 am

    the WORD on the street is that hailo are crippling the radio companys, long may it continue.i then hope when that happens,that hailo will ALSO find itself in trouble through having to many drivers.trying to compete. then maybe after ALL that happens drivers will finally realize what is obvious THAT WE DONT NEED RADIOS, OR APPS.maybe then we can all enjoy the status of being independent. this is the ONE industry were the workers [ie the drivers] have TOTAL control to guide it in whatever way they decide is right.yet for some strange reason, they decide to give that power to a load of middle men [ie the radio companies] WHY? you have cut these people in to your business when it was completely unessesary again i ask WHY? this industry should be run by drivers, for drivers . surely its common sense that we dont need these middle men[radio companies,and apps]take back the power that you should NEVER have given away in the first place.YOU DONT NEED THIS SC,M

  91. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 3:01 pm

    jesus christ in heaven. i really have got to stop reading the forum . all the talk about which middle man[radio company/app] offers the best deal to drivers. my blood is boiling that time is wasted talking about these towrags .will youl NEVER realize that this is YOUR industry, that YOU call the shots, AND YOU DONT NEED HAILO, EBBS,KELLY,KEARNS,ETC,ETC .why oh why do you insist on giving these scumbags [who think you are their employees] a totally unnessesary foothold into your business ? they are not needed. its the one industry were there is a golden oppertunity to direct how the business is run, and what do you do ?you invite the above mentioned to come in, and take control from you. as long as i live i will NEVER understand it

  92. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 3:16 pm

    roy could you please explain why,yet again i have a post awaiting moderation ? i have not used the word sc,m since you banned it

  93. Royon 05 Feb 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The word Sc*mbags contains the word Sc*m, I believe we discussed this before?

  94. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 3:55 pm

    yes and i did not used the word ,i posted as SC,M which appeared to be acceptable to you.i also think you are splitting hairs .there also appears to less censorship of the forum, then there is of the blog. or is it just me

  95. Benon 05 Feb 2013 at 4:24 pm

    boh call them mucs we will know what you mean

  96. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 4:30 pm

    ok ben but he will probably ban me for that to

  97. Benon 05 Feb 2013 at 5:17 pm

    all depends on the mood he is in

  98. bohemian boyon 05 Feb 2013 at 5:42 pm

    he can be a right moody git at times

  99. Benon 05 Feb 2013 at 7:26 pm

    ya i have noticed

  100. Alanaon 17 Feb 2013 at 9:51 pm

    anyone know how i can track down a taxi driver i had from the taxi rank at dublin airport saturday morning? my phone and must have fell out of my pocket and gone under the seat or something when i got out, and as its on silent when i tried ringing it just rang out.
    I have his first name, a vague description of him and the car but thats it.

  101. geron 18 Feb 2013 at 1:07 am

    The only way you will find him is to contact the daa . they should have you on cctv getting into his car. thats your only hope.

  102. zedon 19 Feb 2013 at 9:03 pm

    @Alana ,try a lot of hot gear goes on sale there.

  103. Benon 19 Feb 2013 at 9:33 pm

    this gives the taxi industry a very bad image. drivers should always try to return lost property.

  104. zedon 20 Feb 2013 at 10:21 pm

    One in seven in the taxi industry have a criminal record,what do you expect? a Leopard never changes it’s spots,it’s just unfortunate that Alana got one of those, and not one of us.

  105. Benon 20 Feb 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Kelly needs to keep his word, and weed them out

  106. bohemian boyon 21 Feb 2013 at 10:46 am

    ben what you reckon, is the pratt gone ? he hasnt been on for a while

  107. Vat manon 21 Feb 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Afternoon lads

  108. Vat manon 21 Feb 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Did you register for your property tax?

  109. Benon 21 Feb 2013 at 1:38 pm

    boh speak on the divil, and he will appear

  110. Benon 21 Feb 2013 at 1:39 pm

    and fook off with your property tax bat man

  111. Vat manon 21 Feb 2013 at 3:57 pm

    We all have to pay our taxes in all fairness

  112. Benon 21 Feb 2013 at 4:24 pm

    can you talk about anything else except tax

  113. geron 21 Feb 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Ben. vat man wants everybody to pay tax so he gets his big fat pension everyweek. hed be fooked if the tax take stopped. he would be like me then, a beggar on 4 wheels with a taxi sign.

  114. Benon 21 Feb 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Ger we have to keep his pension safe, above all else. we will make sacrafices if necessary.

  115. Vat manon 21 Feb 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Like i had to make many sacrifices over many years 2

  116. Benon 22 Feb 2013 at 4:58 am

    i doubt that very much

  117. Murton 10 Jul 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Howaye Roy,

    Would be much appreciated if you could add my cab company and weblink to your list.

    Here are the details:

    Name: Murts Cabs Clane
    Phone: 086 2771747
    Address: Clane, Co. Kildare.

    Best regards,

  118. bohemian boyon 10 Jul 2013 at 3:06 pm

    roy do the honorable thing and DO NOT promote any more of these totally unrequired middlemen who are not needed in the industry.these cab company owners really believe that the drivers are their employees.please dont help to promote them,instead try to be instrumental in ridding the business of them

  119. bohemian boyon 10 Jul 2013 at 4:47 pm

    i call on all INDEPENDENT drivers to unite in a common cause.its no secret that the nta would love us all to be aligned to these gangsters.they regularly make rulings in there favour .if you wish to preserve your status as INDEPENDENT,then i believe it is imperative that we unite now. if you share my view then i urge you to write to the nta advising then not to go down the road of trying to coerce drivers into joining these corrupt gangsters who would be more be more suited to the crime section of the sunday world then sitting in an office telling SELF EMPLOYED people what to do.

  120. geron 10 Jul 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Cab company?? Whats that? Did hailo not wipe them off the face of the planet?

  121. Tonyon 10 Jul 2013 at 5:22 pm

    hailo will wipe these scab co’s slowly but surely.

  122. bohemian boyon 10 Jul 2013 at 5:55 pm

    no proper taximan should need ANYONE to find work for him.he should be able to find his own.and he CERTAINLY does not need someone who thinks he is an EMPLOYEE telling him what to wear,what to charge,and disciplining him for giving back heavy discounted work we THEY negociated the price for.the one aspect of the business that they SHOULD involve themselves in is stopping work going out the back door to the base staffs cronies.

  123. Tonyon 10 Jul 2013 at 6:13 pm

    scab co’s were always sweetheart clubs, that will never change. until the drivers grow a pair and walk away. and dont for get to return the radio etc, straight through the office window.

  124. Royon 10 Jul 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Murt, That’s done, nice web site by the way, in list under Clane

  125. Tonyon 11 Jul 2013 at 6:56 am

    Ger thats brillo, and describes the taxi biz to perfection. infested with vermin, criminals, junkies, dealers, perverts etc etc.

  126. geron 11 Jul 2013 at 8:15 am

    Thanks tony. i do try.

  127. Tonyon 11 Jul 2013 at 8:35 am

    splendid ger, and sadly kelly is doing nothing about. time for him to go home and play with his trains.

  128. Tonyon 28 Aug 2013 at 11:04 am

    Can anyone please help me with this? Lost my samsung galaxy s3 in a taxi early sundat morning from Gracepark/Collins Ave. area going to Richmond Rd. All my contacts etc are on it and I am willing to offer a reward (€100) for its return. It has a distinctive Game of Thrones Cover (House Targaryen).

  129. geron 28 Aug 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Tony. does ur phone have a tracker on it? Ask ur service provider. Check with the guards in santry. it might have been handed in. other than that theres not much hope.

  130. Seanon 26 Sep 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hi All,

    I left my keys in a taxi this morning in Sandyford industrial estate. Would be great if anyone could help me out. I didn’t get any info on the taxi but it was about 9:15AM and I was collected on the stillorgan dual carriageway.

  131. bohemian boyon 26 Sep 2013 at 2:45 pm

    dont forget Kelly,and Dessie ellis on the righthook newstalk 5 30 this evening to talk about the industry

  132. Paudieon 26 Sep 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Kelly will talk buckets of shite as usual. nothing being done about all the illegals out there.

  133. Paudieon 26 Sep 2013 at 6:18 pm

    ger told you so, he is a total tosser. he is the same breed of fool as doyle or deering. maybe even worse. he does not have the balls to tackle the illegal skum that have the industry in the gutter.

  134. Frankon 26 Sep 2013 at 8:40 pm

    did he address the Culchie cab issue? Rural hacks.

  135. geron 26 Sep 2013 at 9:35 pm

    No he did not
    Paudie, what kelly knows about taxi industry you could write on the back of a stamp. He knows shag all . Just like that fool of a woman doyle. She , more than anybody destroyed the industry, she had a chance to stop it and she did SFA.

  136. Royon 26 Sep 2013 at 10:14 pm

    The Rural hack is dealt with via an amendment see here:,25171.0.html

  137. Paudieon 27 Sep 2013 at 6:01 am

    totally agree with you ger, it was doyle who caused the rot in the industry. she should never have been appointed to her cushy job. pure fool that woman, just like noel Dempsey. why do we need rural hacks, they will come into towns robbing jobs when they realise their is no business in country areas. Kelly will not solve our problems.

  138. steph1on 28 Sep 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Spot on Paudie. They think they are great with their hair brained ideas. There is hardly enough work for the taxis we have in rural Ireland without bringing in these rural hacks. There will be no business for them from Monday to Thursday bar maybe a few doctor’s appointments. Rural pubs are closing all over the place so this is a non-starter.

  139. Mollyon 24 May 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Left my Samsung Galaxy s4 in a cab last night. He picked us up outside Bar 37 on Dawson street, made a quick stop in Terenure and then finally in Rathgar. It’s in a white case and would really appreciate getting it back.

    Unfortunately, don’t have the license number or any other details. Was just hoping the driver or someone would of turned it in.

  140. sclasson 24 May 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Your story is so common
    With the biggist roof sign in the world with five big numbers on it that very few people notice.
    Their is also a registration plate on all cars.
    Which is on the receipt

    The drivers name and number is also on the dash I’D
    Sorry about the phone,

  141. Hannah Creedon 04 Oct 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Hi, I left my peach/pink leather purse in a taxi on Saturday the 4th of October containing my Garda I.D with name Hannah Creed and also my iPhone 5S with a turquoise cover. We were being taxied from The Academy to Ranelagh. I cannot remember the company the taxi worked for, if any. I am so desperate to get my stuff back, the phone was a gift I had just received for my birthday. I am a student also so this has upset me a lot. Any help would be appreciated. Reward being offered. Thanks

  142. geron 05 Oct 2014 at 5:17 am

    Check with irishtown garda station. Thats where it should have been handed in. I wouldnt hold out too much hope. Best of luck.

  143. Ryan Joyceon 29 Nov 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Hey there,

    Last night I was out with friends, got a bit too drunk and needed a taxi home. I arrived at my destination and realised I had no cash. The taxi driver brought me to an ATM and for some reason my card didn’t work. I was extremely apologetic and told the driver I would drive the money over to where ever he wanted when I was free from work. He has since texted me abusive messages asking for 30 euro which is more than double what the fare usually costs. He also added that he drove to my apartment to collect the cash and I wasn’t there but he wants to be reimbursed for this trip 10 euro (now a total of 40 euro owed). The driver took my passport as collateral which I really need back so don’t want to anger him. I’m just wondering what rights I have and if I really have to pay him 40 euro? I’d appreciate any help with this.


  144. ROBIEon 29 Nov 2014 at 7:50 pm


  145. Benon 29 Nov 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Make arrangements to meet this guy and pay him what the meter fare was on the night. Bring a witness with you just in case he wont hand back your passport. If that happens, go to the Gardai. Also you could report him to NTA, for the abusive txts.

  146. sclasson 30 Nov 2014 at 12:44 pm

    It’s illegal to take anyone’s passport,
    BUT….if you offered the driver your passport to hold until you paid him
    Well that’s another story.
    The taxi driver is entitled by law to the full metered fare ,
    It is a offence not to pay a taxi fare.
    Maybe it’s time for the garda to get involved.

  147. kasiaon 07 Dec 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Left my samsung s4 in a taxi on sat 29th we took a taxi outside wright venu in swords i know the taxi driver name wos Arthur but i dont know what company he was from girls who found the phone were trying to live a taxi driver phone no on my friend voicemail but battery die on my phone so i only got 085….. Any help would be appreciate. Thanks

  148. geron 08 Dec 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Ya wont be seeing that again. Ask santa for a new one. Or better still,theres a guy on here called Mr rat,he will buy you a new one, he is minted. You will find him in mickey ds in airside stuffing hamburgers down his gob and dreaming of new insults for bboy.

  149. Annetteon 12 Dec 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hi, I got a taxi from the rank in Dundrum on the 10/12 but I left my wallet in the car, it was around a quarter to 12 at night and I had a few drinks so I don’t remember the name of the driver. There is ID with my name on it, there was no cash in my wallet so just need my cards back. I checked with the Dundrum Garda Station but is there anywhere else in Dundrum that it would be left by the driver?

  150. Benon 12 Dec 2014 at 12:34 pm

    He has had lots of time to return them, probably in the bin by now. Unless he returned cards to bank. Always get a receipt for your trip, in case of a problem.

  151. Rat Catcheron 12 Dec 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Fortunately no cash/high value items lost on this occasion. I’d suggest using Uber in future, 10% off the metered fare and you have the driver’s contact details with receipts delivered automatically. Use promo code 2jvxy for some free introductory credit.

  152. Benon 12 Dec 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Uber is a brillo idea, banned in one country already for rape. Rat you an asshole. Send a sewer rat maybe.

  153. Benon 12 Dec 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Uber will sink like labour party, good riddance to both.

  154. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that it’s quite common for clients to be raped by Dublin taxi drivers but it would be a very un-Uber thing to do. UberX only uses licensed taxis in Dublin so the risk of rape/murder/etc is a lot lower than with hailing on the street or using a rank given that journeys/drivers are recorded in detail. It’s proving quite popular at Dublin Airport where passengers are most likely to be overcharged from the rank.

  155. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I should add… the 10% discount is in addition to no call out charge i.e. the fare you pay will be 10% less than you’d pay with Hail0. That equates to a discount of up to 40%… and, for drivers, Uber is the only dispatch firm that gives discounts at it’s own expense rather than at the driver’s expense…. and you can try it free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  156. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Also noteworthy… UberX cars are selected from the very best vehicles licensed by NTA. Uber is the only dispatch firm that enforces quality standards over and above those enforced by NTA…. and you can try it free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  157. geron 13 Dec 2014 at 3:53 pm

    How much are they paying you rat? Or are you CEO of uber and you have us fooled all this time that you are a poor simple boy from fingal who survives on handouts from your beloved teacher wife and on a diet of hamburgers from mickey ds. As for your comment about the fine upstanding drivers at DAP ripping people off,that was uncalled for,some of the best drivers in dublin operate from DAP. Im talking about decent people who know dublin inside out. Men and women who have lived here their whole lives. Drivers who care. I would go as far as to say the DAP drivers are the best taxi drivers in the world. Some people let their permits go and are now bitter and in some cases twisted. Very,very twisted in some cases. A stay in portrane might be of great benefit to these people. They have issues.

  158. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Jeez, last week you were on complaining about the poor first impression of Dublin afforded to tourists forced to travel in 1999 pieces of sh!t! UberX offers the best quality taxis available in Dublin at very competitive rates.

    Dublin Airport consistently tops the table of complaints for overcharging… despite the fact that a lot of victims don’t even know they’ve been robbed!

    I don’t think anyone would envy you the meagre earnings you report, Ger… what was it you said, you’d earn more working for McDonalds and you wouldn’t have to pay DAA for the privilege?

    Don’t forget to try UberX free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  159. Benon 13 Dec 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I would send Larry Murphy for a call, rather than Uber.

  160. Benon 13 Dec 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Uber name is dirt already, its owned by an arrogant prikkk.

  161. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Larry with the Merc? I think he’s with Hail0, could be with Uber too.

  162. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Oh, don’t forget to try UberX free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  163. Benon 13 Dec 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I had a very different Larry Murphy in mind, doubt he has a Merc. But you never know.

  164. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Hail0 man? Coincidentally, the last taxi driver convicted of sexual assaulting a passenger was a DAA permit holder. However, sexual assault often goes unreported and if anecdotal evidence is to be believed is very commonly committed by Dublin taxi drivers. Obviously using a service like Uber significantly lowers the probability of being raped given the inherent monitoring and traceability… and it’s 10% cheaper than Hail0. Try UberX free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  165. geron 13 Dec 2014 at 5:39 pm

    8 quid a week rat. Excellent value. I dont pity all the fools who gave up their permits to keep working the radios for 90-100 a week. Radios that now have no work. Great pick up in DAP this year. I should really say an excellent pick up. Thanks to the hard work of DAP taxi drivers. Customer service at its best. A lot of companies could learn a thing or two from the DAP drivers. Wonderful people and a credit to the country. Except for the sewer rats and the1999 shitbucket merchants, and two faced labour supporters.

  166. geron 13 Dec 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Whats the code again?

  167. Rat Catcheron 13 Dec 2014 at 6:06 pm


    Can’t be up to much if you’re telling the truth about your earnings but each to his own. No 99 shitebuckets with UberX and 10% cheaper than Hail0. Try it free of charge, that promo code again, 2jvxy!

  168. karenon 16 Jul 2015 at 12:31 am

    Hi I’m looking to track down a taxi driver I had a few years ago frank rock, believe he lives in Dublin 8. I had a Mobil for him but its out of service a 083 number. Would anyone have new contact details?

  169. geron 16 Jul 2015 at 4:40 am

    Phone the NTA. They should have a contact number for him. Whether they give it to you is another thing.

  170. karenon 28 Jul 2015 at 12:08 am

    Thanks a million!

  171. geron 28 Jul 2015 at 3:36 am

    Did you make contact with Frank?

  172. Hayley Williamson 19 Sep 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Hello! I caught a taxi on Monday 14th late night after going out! I left my iPhone 5 in the taxi p, but he only information I have is the taxi mans name (SERGEI) if anyone can identify this man I would be so grateful as I am traveling and leave Ireland soon!

  173. geron 19 Sep 2015 at 8:17 pm

    0% chance of getting that back unfortunately Haley.

  174. geron 19 Sep 2015 at 8:21 pm

    It’s a long shot but phone irishtown Garda station. It might have been handed in there. But I very much doubt it.

  175. Benon 19 Sep 2015 at 8:54 pm

    With a name like SERGEI you can forget about your phone. Hope you have insurance.

  176. geron 19 Sep 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Could have been “Rat Sergei Catcher” Not a hope of getting it back. Was the fare 20 euro or 20 euro per person? Just wondering.

  177. Benon 19 Sep 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Rat Sergei means phone is sold , money for Lidl cider

  178. Royon 22 Sep 2015 at 10:13 am


  179. Bohemian boyon 22 Sep 2015 at 10:18 am

    What. Roy.?

  180. Red dennison 22 Sep 2015 at 4:16 pm

    What are the drivers views on the proposed new ” taxi signs ” ? . I’d say bring them on . Why not compromise and get them to drop the door decals for our support in new signs ???. A 50 hour maximum work week would be easy to monitor with new signs . Would that put an end to double jobbers ????

  181. geron 22 Sep 2015 at 5:38 pm

    No it would not put an end to double robbers. It would however put an end to me and many other drivers. 50 hrs. That’s nothing. Double robbers should be fuked outta the game altogether. Not needed.

  182. Bohemian boyon 22 Sep 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I think it would be great if they limit working hours to 50 a week. The 40 hours double jobbers work in their other jobs would be taken into account and they could then only work 10 hours a week driving their taxis. We would then not be under so much pressure and we could enjoy a normal life. Double jobbers would leave the industry altogether as it would not be worth their while for ten hours a week. I don’t know of any proposal to do this though, does anyone else. ?

  183. Red dennison 22 Sep 2015 at 7:17 pm

    By law Ben your only allowed to do 3 consecutive 11 hour shifts when you get your psv licence but they can’t police it YET .

  184. geron 22 Sep 2015 at 7:21 pm

    The only “law” in the taxi business is the law of the jungle.

  185. Benon 23 Sep 2015 at 6:34 am

    Cant wait for the day that they can police our working hours, 3 only 11 hour shifts would be great. Days off and all the craic coming soon. No double jobbers then when hours are monitored. All the part time scum gone, and all the illegal sewer rats. No more Dublin bus drivers working total of 140 hours per week. Roads will be much safer. And what century is all this likely to happen ?

  186. geron 23 Sep 2015 at 6:44 am

    It will never happen.

  187. Bohemian boyon 23 Sep 2015 at 6:52 am

    Ben I think you can only work. 3 days with 11 hour shifts CONSECUTIVELY. but you can work up to a total of 56 hours in a week. I may be wrong, but that’s my understanding of it. As for policing of it, believe it or not, i very recently wrote to the. NTA to ask that very question and their reply was that they have no plans to monitor the working hours of drivers, and referred me to the legal position regarding the 11 hour shift

  188. geron 23 Sep 2015 at 10:00 am

    I know of certain drivers working 16 hr days 7 days a week. Every week

  189. Bohemian boyon 23 Sep 2015 at 11:27 am

    We all know of such people Ger, but the fact is there is no way, or plans to police it

  190. Benon 23 Sep 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Taxi industry don’t matter to NTA, apart from fees, that’s all they want from us. They don’t care if we are starving for work, they have big salaries, and nice offices. Few company cars and big expenses for doing very little. They tray us like shit, and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  191. Benon 24 Sep 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Did anyone see that crap on tv3 news about how easy it is to order a roof sign and get an illegal taxi on the road. That’s being going on for years with the sewer rats, and no one cares. Is this supposed to be news ?

  192. geron 25 Sep 2015 at 2:12 am

    Yeah Ben I saw that . No surprise there. Like you say they have been at that for years . That and many,many other scams. The 526 million they send home doesn’t fall outta the sky. Very resourceful are our little imported friends.

  193. Bohemian boyon 25 Sep 2015 at 6:42 am

    What was on Ben, i didn’t see, or hear it

  194. Bohemian boyon 25 Sep 2015 at 7:01 am

    I think it’s great that there is a heavy emphasis on these proposed new smart roof signs.. One of the features of this is, that they can monitor the hours a driver works. I know there will be some who will disagree, but if this is instrumental in taking double jobbers out, then surely it should be welcomed by all full time drivers. You would be able to enjoy a normal life like everyone is entitled to because you would not be under pressure from these scumbags who are eroding your livelihoods. Hopefully you will agree with what I’m saying, and support the immediate introduction of this proposal

  195. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 7:20 am

    My post is blocked again more crap

  196. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 9:57 am

    Its good in ways BB, just as long as it don’t become big brother style monitoring. If it gets the scabs and sewer rats out, I will support it.

  197. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 9:58 am

    BB I posted a reply to your comment at 6.42am today, and its still hanging.

  198. geron 25 Sep 2015 at 10:55 am

    It will become big brother. And that big brother will be the …………. Revenue.

  199. Bohemian boyon 25 Sep 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Lads with respect, if i have nothing to hide, then i have nothing to fear. My whole theory is based on getting illegals out, double jobbers out, and others who do not want to be part of a fully legal, fully professional, fully compliant, taxi industry. I want to work in an industry i can be proud of, and customers can be proud to use. I believe these proposals represent an opportunity to achieve that, and for that reason i believe it should be fully supported by full time drivers

  200. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Revenue all the way Ger, next target for them will be our meters.

  201. geron 25 Sep 2015 at 3:49 pm

    From what I’ve heard that’s the plan. Connect up these new smart roofsigns to our meters.

  202. Red dennison 25 Sep 2015 at 5:21 pm

    My god some TAXIDRIVERS big fear …. Revenue . Lads if your not earning it you can’t be taxed on it . Some drivers are so blind they can’t see the bigger picture . Bring on the new roof signs and connect them up to the meter . Limit the working hour week and stop the scum getting into my taxi asking for discounts . These people have the money …. They just don’t want to pay what’s on the meter!!!!! We pay for meters … If you want a discount get into a Hackney that’s falling apart because the driver hasn’t the money to maintain it . The NTA and the government want standards …. Well standards COST .

  203. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Some good points there RD, people looking for discounts is a pure joke. Give you one guess what I tell them. Some get out others stay put.

  204. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Another homeless man has died in Dublin, off Dawson St. Well done stickers Kelly for sorting the homeless problem, you deserve a big promotion. Bet you wont find any Syrians homeless when they arrive with their extra large begging bowls. Nor are there any Nigerians homeless in Ireland. Wonder why?

  205. Bohemian boyon 25 Sep 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Two names Ben Mary Robinson, and Mr O Queerdon

  206. Benon 25 Sep 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Spot on BB, those two muppets have cost us billions

  207. Benon 28 Sep 2015 at 9:07 am

    Terrible news story from Dundalk area taxi driver stabbed to death. Its time for security screens, and some vehicle like the London cab. Its not safe out there anymore, too many headbangers .I don’t do late nights anymore because of the way its gone, had a few nasty ones over the last few months. No money would pay you for that.

  208. C5on 28 Sep 2015 at 9:27 am

    Over the last number of months ben I’ve been thinking what kind of taxi ill get next, after hearing that shocking news it has my mind made up to get a dispatch or expert style bus with a screen and cctv, front seats will only for somebody i can really trust like a couple or a female passenger. That’s the third murder of a taxi driver

  209. Benon 28 Sep 2015 at 9:43 am

    I agree with you there C5, I am thinking of changing my very reliable skoda superb, but will go 8 seat next time. Screen and cctv are essential now, as we are wide open to attacks, and robberies. Hate parting with my superb as its the best car I have ever owned. If its possible to get a screen for one of them it would be great.

  210. Bohemian boyon 28 Sep 2015 at 9:46 am

    Terrible news. RIP

  211. Benon 01 Oct 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Himself was busy deleting posts

  212. Royon 01 Oct 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Don’t be so quick to judge, server upgrade lost three days worth of content here and on the forum

  213. Bohemian. Boyon 01 Oct 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Can anyone tell me. How long roughly it takes to receive a notification if you are caught by the gatzo van?

  214. C5on 01 Oct 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Usually not more than 2 weeks, if you ever run into them again the second you spot it hit the brakes and check your speed because it needs 2 seconds to lock on at a steady speed to register a speed, it cannot lock on if the car is decelerating rapidly. It happened to me i was doing 57kph in a 50 when i came face to face with it, i hit the brakes as above, i was certain i got done but never got a notice, that was 2 months ago,a lad going for a job with the go safe vans told me that.

  215. Benon 01 Oct 2015 at 6:42 pm

    That’s good to know C5, I had a few near misses with them, and thought I was caught . But never got any notice from them. Of course I hit the brakes rapid, that must have saved me.

  216. Soreon 01 Oct 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I was on the N11 inbound, just before the first exit for Stillorgan (The Hill). There is a bend on approach, suddenly i noticed the van. Checked my speed, was doing 70 in a 60, hit the brakes and was certain i was caught. Did not get any notice and i was pleasantly surprised.

  217. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 5:32 am

    lads i urgently need advice here. two weeks ago a driver rear ended me. he accepted total liability,and the matter was settled. my car was repaired,and i duly collected it from the garage on wednesday of this week. you wont believe this, but yesterday,just one day later, an uninsured, hit and run driver smashed into the back of me and done terrible damage to my car. i was attended to by lots of people,one of whom was a taxi driver who went after your man,and told him to get his ass back to the scene.the driver told this taxi driver he was not insured,and was not going back. we got his reg ,and the police confirmed the car is registred to his mother,and he was not insured to be driving it. the cops know the location of the car now,but they tell me they need to be able to place your man as being the culprit. thank God i am not injured,but i dont know where i stand from an insurance point of view. the first claim is still being processed,and this may seem to the authorities that i am involved in an elaborate insurance scam.any help would be welcome

  218. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 5:35 am

    as regards the penalty points enquiry, it will be exactly 4 weeks today without notification assuming the post man does not have a nasty surprise for me later

  219. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 5:38 am

    i have been told that if i am a diabetic [which i am ] and have not declared to my insurance company,this could invalidate my policy. i honestly cannot remember if i declared it or not,but knowing myself id say its unlikely i did not declare it

  220. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 5:39 am

    i have been told that if i am a diabetic [which i am ] and have not declared to my insurance company,this could invalidate my policy. i honestly cannot remember if i declared it or not,but knowing myself id say its unlikely i did declare it

  221. Benon 02 Oct 2015 at 6:47 am

    BB less said about diabetes here the better. Insurance companies will go to extremes to discredit you. And maybe the other uninsured driver might log on here. You need a good solicitor to sort this one. That’s your new car that’s been banged twice then ?

  222. Soreon 02 Oct 2015 at 7:33 am

    You should contact the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland. They compensate victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.

    Your medical condition has nothing to do with being rear ended. It would, however, be an issue if you were to rear end somebody. I would notify the insurance and let them know of the condition as soon as possible. There are loads of people driving with the condition and the members of the Insurance Federation have agreed that they will not load their premiums with people with Diabetes. Check for more info.

  223. Soreon 02 Oct 2015 at 7:34 am

    Motor Insurance Bureau website is

  224. Bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for all your help lads

  225. Benon 02 Oct 2015 at 8:21 am

    Bureau will give you nothing, their offers are a joke. Keep miles away from them.

  226. Benon 02 Oct 2015 at 8:28 am

    BB take action against the owner of the car, they should not have allowed an uninsured person to drive that car.

  227. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 11:37 am

    Ben the cops have located the car which is registered to his mother. i dont know if she is insured,but i know he certainly is not.the cops are trying to establish through cctv, exactly what happened. they also want to be able to place this fukker at the scene in case he claims it wasnt him driving it.

  228. bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 11:52 am

    Ben the cops told me this car was stopped in April where the owner was prosicuted for non production of documents they requested at the time.the registered owner at that time was an African who lives in Castleknock. it had since been sold a number of times,and is now traced to your mans will be interesting to see if the auld one is insured.the situation as i understand it is, if she claims she gave him permission to drive it she will be in the frame for allowing an uninsured driver drive it,and if she claims he took it without her knowledge it will be treated as a stolen car. i dont know which would be the best senario for me

  229. geron 02 Oct 2015 at 12:26 pm

    It’s took one week exactly for me to the the letter. 3 points and 80 euro fine. First time I ever got points. Fuktard was hiding under a tree on NCR on approach to sumerhill junction. And when I say hiding I mean hiding. Two Dublin City Council workman’s container’s blocked my view of him. Didnt see the snakey fuk til I was going by him. Paid the fine last Saturday. Got a letter from the gobshites in the RSA yesterday to tell me I now have 3 points on my licence. Very efficient when they want to be. Pity they can’t fix the fukin roads as quick. Oh I forgot, no money in that. And after reading in the papers yesterday, I’m sorry I paid the poxy fine. We could all be off the roads in the space of a couple of weeks.

  230. geron 02 Oct 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Jasus bboy talk about bad luck. You weren’t at fault. Get a good solicitor to sort it out.

  231. Rat Catcheron 02 Oct 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Waste of time cont

  232. Rat Catcheron 02 Oct 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Waste of time contributing to this Blog, anything Roy dislikes is deleted.

    Anywaysanall, try driving within the speed limit and you won’t get any tickets. You’re supposed to be professional drivers FFS.

    If you have fully comprehensive insurance your insurance company will look after the repairs to your car and it will not effect your NCB, BB. However, they may not cover consequential damages such as loss of earnings, meter reprogramming, personal injuries, etc so you would be best advised to consult a solicitor in respect of those items. MIBI will appoint another insurance company to act as the third party’s insurer. That company will act in exactly the same manner as it would if the little gurrier`was a properly insured driver so don’t worry unnecessarily. As regards the “best scenario” for you… it’s simple, the less you know the better, in all correspondence you refer to the third party (TP for short) and don’t get drawn into it any further. All you know for sure is that you were hit from behind. The rest is not your problem, leave it to the Gardaí and insurance companies to sort out. From what you say it’s likely that you

  233. Rat Catcheron 02 Oct 2015 at 4:00 pm


    From what you say it’s likely that your insurance company (and your solicitor if necessary) will lodge claims against a MIBI appointed firm and the little gurriers mother’s policy and those parties will eventually agree who is liable. In the meantime, as noted above, your car repairs will be covered by your insurance company assuming you have fully comp insurance.

  234. geron 02 Oct 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the advice rat, I never thought of that before. You really are so clever. Why does a person of your superior intelligence even bother to come on here to the “vegetable patch”?. We would be absolutely lost without you. You guide and educate us day in day out. You really are one special person. An absolute hero for the little man.

  235. Benon 02 Oct 2015 at 4:58 pm

    It would be nice to be as clever as the Rat, and to know maybe half as much as him. Rat you are way too smart to be driving a taxi and carrying ordinary little people.

  236. Bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Got the cost involved this evening. Was pleasantly surprised. The total amount being paid by my insurance is 785 euro also i have to pay 500 excess however i am told i could get my 500 back from the MIBI when it is proved i was not at fault. Thanks again for all the help

  237. Rat Catcheron 02 Oct 2015 at 7:30 pm

    You’re welcome.

    Very little damage there BB but you ought to chase the €500 and the usual for downtime. Did the double jobbing firemen disconnect you battery causing the meter to lose it’s memory? Won’t take too much to prove liability provided he doesn’t say you jammed on or something like that, unlikely that he’ll go down that road given that he’s uninsured though.

  238. Bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Have to say there were no shortages of witnesses offering to help. They were telling me to go after the scumbag, but i think i done the right thing in staying put. Besides I’m very grateful to John Cullen another taxi driver who was close by and went after him for me. John was a great help and gave the gardai a statement

  239. Rat Catcheron 02 Oct 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Chasing criminals is best left to the double jobbing Gardaí.

  240. geron 02 Oct 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Mrs rat must have given you your phone for the day. Don’t hear a peep outta ya for months and all of a sudden you appear like the black plague. Or are you on leave from your full-time job in the UK?

  241. Bohemian boyon 02 Oct 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Ben don’t mention the word black or Roy will delete your again

  242. geron 02 Oct 2015 at 10:17 pm

    That was me bboy. Not Ben.

  243. Benon 02 Oct 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Oh I see that word ok, that’s a yellow card offence Ger , or if he is in a mood, you could see red.

  244. geron 03 Oct 2015 at 12:24 am

    Ok. I will be politically correct here. The pink plague.

  245. Benon 03 Oct 2015 at 7:35 am

    Ger you could be accused of having a swipe at Veruka and O Queerdain with the pink word, you cant win these days.

  246. Bohemian boyon 03 Oct 2015 at 9:47 am

    Is o queerdon a brown hatter as well as varuka.?

  247. Benon 03 Oct 2015 at 10:59 am

    Get that impression, and just like Veruka, he is all about shirt lifters rights, gay marriage, more money for hiv testing etc. You can read into it.

  248. Bohemian boyon 03 Oct 2015 at 11:16 am

    Yeah come to think of it you could be right. He certainly is all for this liberal crap that his party promote allowing queers to marry each other, in favour of abortion, bringing in as many welfare scammers as the ship will hold, defending Africans, etc etc all labour party crap

  249. Benon 03 Oct 2015 at 11:53 am

    Ya he is a totally weird fukker I think, don’t know how he got elected. But I do know he wont get re-elected, too fond of the sewer rats . And he would give them the last penny that this country might have.

  250. Bohemian boyon 03 Oct 2015 at 1:09 pm

    He’s like my wife Ben. She’s very generous . she would give you MY last euro

  251. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 8:32 am

    I see the trial of that young fella from Egypt has been put back again. I wish the news reports would stop referring to him as an irish teenager. he is not irish, he is just another one who’s family were granted citizenship very cheaply. The amount of resources being deployed by the irish government to secure his freedom is outrageous. Our own people are lying in doorways while state funding is being spent on a family with absolutely no allegiance to this country

  252. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 10:07 am

    That’s typical of out dysfunctional politicians BB, everything is for the foreigners now. While people sleep in doorways, and hospital waiting times have become a total joke. Did ya see the figures this morning for the number of people waiting on trollies. Its a complete disgrace, that’s the end result of all the sewer rats getting medical cards. Veruka should be sacked.

  253. sclasson 05 Oct 2015 at 10:18 am

    Fukkim ,he went over to Egypt to get involved in a Muslim brotherhood protest , And it backfired on him.
    Our government was elected to govern Ireland and it’s Irish people,
    And the massive shortage of housing,still thousands unemployed, shortage ofteachers .nurses,doctors,
    The Irish government has no business sticking their noses in the middle east problems.we have enough of our own problems to solve at home.

  254. sclasson 05 Oct 2015 at 11:15 am

    Pat Kenny talking to farmers,
    Burglaries of farms have reached epidemic proportions around the country, farm equipment worth millions is stolen from hard working farmers, because of the lack of garda patrols,
    What has Francis Fitzgerald got to say about that.
    She’s to fukking busy looking after refugees.

  255. bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 11:54 am

    i hope you will let them know what you think of them when they come calling looking for your vote,especially that labour gang who are more concerned about foreigners then their own. i wrote to Francis Fitzgerald recently expressing my feelings about how easily citizenship is being handed out,and how sickening it is to see her government prioritising these imports ahead of our own. you would not believe the contents of the bullshit reply i got back. long live IDENTITY IRELAND,UKIP,THE FRENCH NATIONAL FRONT,and all others who look after their own sick and tired of this argument the bleeding hearts brigade keep putting forward that the Irish traveled the world. this argument has been done to death now. there is no other argument they can make. it may be the case that the Irish traveled, but when they did, they traveled to work,to build, who was it built the UK,who was it built America, etc etc they did not go to scam the welfare system. it would suit the BHB better if they were to concentrate their efforts on all the poor fukkers who went to the UK years ago to work,and who are now broken men living a lonely existence in run down hostels instead of worrying about these fukking foreigners.this is where i want my tax payers money spent, not on some young fella from Egypt, who has not got the remotest interest,or knowledge of this country

  256. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Our gov should ignore that dickhead, he knew the risk when he went there. Spend the few bob we have on services and houses for Irish people only. Tell the rest to fuk off. Health must be sorted rapid, winter coming and peak demand period. Hire more doctors and nurses, and open the wards that are closed. 71,500 people lay on trolleys so far this year, and some for several days and nights. The figure for last month alone was 7,600. This makes me angry. Foreign arrogant scum walk into hospitals and demand to be seen immediately. Otherwise they abuse the staff, and start shouting their racist bullshit.

  257. bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 12:29 pm

    these politicians keep going on about integtation. i dont want these kunnts intergrating with our people. it makes me sick when i see an irish bird knocking around with an Africian

  258. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Foreign scammers hook up with Irish women, get married, and then they cannot be deported no matter what they do. The family rights bullshit will be ringing around the courtroom buy some hot shot barrister, who is being paid by the free legal aid. That’s our tax, by the way. Politicians should note that most of the foreign scammers who have got into Ireland don’t want to integrate. They have their own areas in Galway that are now becoming no go areas for Irish White people. I bet its the same all over the country .

  259. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Well Ben i can promise you that none of these bastards will ever tell me where i can, and cannot go in my own country. I was just listening to Joe Duffy show. I had to turn it off. Ny blood was boiling listening to a poor irish woman who was denied a. Medical card for her seriously ill child. Yet that kunnt miss piggy Burton announced on the news a few weeks ago that when the foreigners arrive here soob. They will be greeted with medical cards, welfare benefits, and a host of other entitlements. God give me strength

  260. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Irish people are being treated badly by this Gov, its time for them to go. Miss Piggy and O Queerdain cant wait for the syrians to get here, and hand them everything. But how do we know who these people are, just like the Nigerians who scammed their way in here.

  261. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Wait until the IS members among them start blowing the bollxx out of the country. On miss piggies head be it

  262. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Did you hear the driver on Joe Duffy show today. He failed the suitability test because his bandages were out of date

  263. geron 05 Oct 2015 at 5:36 pm

    That would be the first aid kit. It’s been well known that if your first aid kit is out of date you will fail. He should have bought an up to date one. Simple as that. It would have worked out cheaper than a retest. We all have to update them. Whats his problem?

  264. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 6:11 pm

    He hung the tester out to dry. Listen to the podcast. Joe said to him will you have to pay for a retest. Now.? No says your man the tester told him to go off and get a kit and get back ASAP

  265. geron 05 Oct 2015 at 6:51 pm

    So the tester does this fella a good turn and the gobshite goes on the Joe f in Duffy show and hangs him. What a complete pri¢k.

  266. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 7:06 pm

    IS will slip in here with the Syrians and we will have major problems. Those first aid kits are a load of shite, we are not trained in first aid, and legally we cannot offer that type of assistance to anybody. We could be sued if we did something wrong.

  267. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 7:31 pm

    All part of the money making racket. Just like the NCT

  268. sclasson 05 Oct 2015 at 7:41 pm

    The driver was correct to go on the Joe scruffy show.
    To show the dickheads in the NTA and the public how fukking ridiculous the suitability test is.
    Now the driver has to pay for a retest.
    How can a bandage go out of date rapped up in plastic.
    What taxi driver in his right mind would attempt to put a bandage on anyone,
    no way will I ever attempt applying any first aid.

  269. Bohemian boyon 05 Oct 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Sclass did you not read my last post. ? He hung the tester out to dry. When Duffy asked him would he now have to pay for a retest, your man replied no the tester told him to go off and buy a new kit and get back ASAP

  270. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 8:08 pm

    That would surely just be a visual, as they call it. No retest fee applies there, unless they changed their fees again.

  271. Red dennison 05 Oct 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Just go into boots and pick up a few poxy bandages and plasters …. They’re as cheap as chips and you can see the date without having to buy a sealed kit .

  272. geron 05 Oct 2015 at 8:45 pm

    The visual applys to the NCT Ben Not the suitability. I got nailed one year over an initial. Yes one fcuking letter. Had to pay 30 euro.

  273. Benon 05 Oct 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Sorry about that Ger I mixed them up . Ya suitability is total rip off .

  274. C5on 05 Oct 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I think its 28 euro for a retest I’ve kinda forgotten, i failed anyway on one of the door stickers it got a bit ragged around the edges from been rubbed against briers and hedgerows, he said it ruins the appearance of the taxi, i said to him what about the taxis that are using hailo stickers to cover up broken bits of bumper and body work and there not even on straight and the shite that’s on the back doors is cheap and tacky, he didn’t answer me. when i went back a few days later the same fella went through the whole act again of taking a couple of photos asking for a printed receipt and checking the kit in the boot. A load of bollox.

  275. Bohemian boyon 06 Oct 2015 at 8:06 am

    Same here Ger, a letter missing from my fire extinguisher and i was failed because of it

  276. Benon 06 Oct 2015 at 12:04 pm

    That’s a crazy system that allows them to fail a car over a letter . Pure rip off , all about the retest fee.

  277. Benon 07 Oct 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Very quiet round here, is everyone out there making big bucks

  278. Bohemian boyon 07 Oct 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Well i only got me car back a few hours ago after repairs following. Accident, so I’m not making any money yet Ben ;

  279. Benon 08 Oct 2015 at 7:50 am

    At least your back on the road BB, hopefully better luck this time

  280. Bohemian boyon 08 Oct 2015 at 8:26 am

    Thanks Ben

  281. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Another post blasted in cyberspace. Anybody know where to get a decent insurance quote? LIBERTY just doubled my policy. No crashes and no claims. Gone from a grand to almost 2 grand.

  282. bohemian boyon 08 Oct 2015 at 5:20 pm

    TRY FIRST ireland ger 8820800 they have a deal with taxi drivers

  283. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks bboy.

  284. Benon 08 Oct 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Liberty are bouncing every policy, they don’t give a shit. That company was easy to deal with when it was Quinns.

  285. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Ben, I have 4 policy’s with liberty. I told them today I was going to cancel the 4 of them. They didn’t give a fuk.

  286. Royon 08 Oct 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Look around you, know anybody with spurious claims?
    That’s why you’re paying more

  287. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 10:03 pm

    The reason I’m paying more royston as I told the lady on the phone is that certain people are coming into this country who have never done a driving test in their lives and swapping their $10 driving licence they bought in a flea market for an Irish one and then crashing all over the fcuking place. And she didn’t dispute this. That’s the fcuking reason pal.

  288. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The end result of you and all the other happy clappy bleeding heart dogooder good for nothing gobshites. Ah sure let them all in,sure what harm can it do. Every taxi I see in a crash,and I see a lot is a non Irish national. There you go. Whats your reply to that?

  289. Benon 08 Oct 2015 at 11:00 pm

    They are making more millions from the crash scam,total vermin they are. Our policies go mad because of them. They should all be made take a driving test, or maybe that would be racist. Why have we to pay for their bad driving, and fraud. Liberty are assholes to deal with now, Quinns would never have let a person with 4 policies walk away. They would haggle on price to hold a customer , as any business should.

  290. geron 08 Oct 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Well said Ben. And very true.

  291. Bohemian boyon 09 Oct 2015 at 7:46 am

    Apart from a driving test, they should be made take a knowledge test. How could these people have done a written Garda test based on their knowledge, when some of them cannot even speak English. We are then told they passed the test to. Be a driver. What kind of gibshites do the authorities think we are. ?

  292. Benon 09 Oct 2015 at 9:35 am

    We are total gobshites BB and the authorities know that. They can treat us like shit, hike our fees, change the regulations at a moments notice to suit themselves. They allow foreign vermin/welfare scammers in to the business, with no knowledge test, or background check. But any Irish driver wont get in so easy. Oh no, Irish applicants will have to pass their tests, or no licence.
    Its no wonder theres so many passengers being attacked by these sewer rats, they are unsafe to drive taxis. But no Irish politician will tackle this issue, because they will be called racist. Usual bullshit.

  293. Bohemian boyon 09 Oct 2015 at 11:06 am

    The only who comes close to defending the position of the Irish, is George hook, hookey calls it as he sees and he doesn’t care who’s vexed, or pleased

  294. Catherine Donohoeon 15 Oct 2015 at 7:46 am

    Hi just wondering if anyone can help, my daughter left an iPhone 5 black in a red 7/8 seater taxi on Saturday night. They picked up the taxi from wrights venue and got dropped to Kingswood. Would really appreciate any help.

  295. geron 15 Oct 2015 at 8:51 am

    Check with irishtown Garda station.

  296. sclasson 15 Oct 2015 at 9:34 am

    Always ask for a receipt from the driver,
    Then the taxi can be traced no problem

  297. Soreon 15 Oct 2015 at 1:33 pm

    A receipt will trace the taxi alright, but no guarantee the phone will be found as the next passenger could have inherited it.

  298. Benon 15 Oct 2015 at 5:27 pm

    And some drivers are honest, and will make an effort to return a phone to its owner. All it takes is a call to the last number or two, and you will get owners name very quickly, I have returned lots of them over the years.
    But some drivers are scum, and would have it sold on next day. The sewer rats, for example.

  299. geron 15 Oct 2015 at 6:50 pm

    It’s probably already in a flea market in you know where. The same one they buy their driving licence from and get the “all you need to know about the Irish welfare system” booklet.

  300. Benon 15 Oct 2015 at 7:14 pm

    That must be some welfare book Ger, would love to get a copy, but I am the wrong colour . Thank God.

  301. geron 15 Oct 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Up in Donegal for a little break with Mrs Ger. Was just in a taxi with a nice Donegal man. Told me the imports are at the same Carry on up here, ie ripping people off. The usual suspects of course. He then told me about some indian guy who bought 10 plates up here a few years ago and transferred them ALL to Dublin. The NTA were a little slow in stopping the sale of plates me thinks. He also told me they were ran out of Derry. Not one of them in Derry. I always said the shit that happened in the republic would never be tolerated in the north. EVER.

  302. Benon 15 Oct 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Ger the rats tried to bully their way into Derry, and a few other places in NI. But they were told where to go, and they went. Was doing a delivery in Gransha Park in Derry a few years back, and had a good chat with a local taxi driver about them. His face went purple with anger talking about them, and he could not understand how they get away with so much crap in the South. That’s probably a reflection on us as well as Doyles Quango and all the other dysfunctional assholes we have answered to. Taxi industry in the North is policed in a very efficient manner. The police, and the DVA, are brutal. You take a car on the road that’s not 100% in order, they will seize it. Suspect taxis are taken to the mot centre on the spot, and tested. Any major problems, car is seized, and driver is in court next day. Not like the sick system we have down here. You will not operate an illegal, uninsured , unlicenced car/taxi on the road in NI, or if you as a driver have not passed the ACCESS NI, don’t even think about it. Our system is a complete joke by comparison, that’s why we have the sewer rats.

  303. geron 15 Oct 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Very true Ben.

  304. Benon 16 Oct 2015 at 8:35 am

    Denis O Briens Topaz quango just got permission to buy out Esso, great news for Irish motorists, and home owners looking to get kerosene at a keen price, to heat their homes. Something about this take over stinks, but it was approved by the Competition Consumer Protection Commission (CPPC ) . Which seems to make everything ok . No danger to the public, or price hikes etc. O Brien is in it for fun, not to make more millions. Wonder does he own this CPPC as well. Wonder who gave him the cheap loan to buy Esso, only 70mill.

  305. geron 16 Oct 2015 at 11:09 am

    That DOB would make Bernie Madoff blush.

  306. Soreon 16 Oct 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Taxi High Court case dismissed this morning:

    The High Court has dismissed a challenge by three taxi-drivers who claimed the value of their taxi plates was wiped out when the sector was deregulated in 2000.
    Alphonsus Muldoon and Vincent Malone sued the Minister for Environment and Local Government and Dublin City Council while Thomas Kelly sued the Minister and Ennis Town Council. Theirs were test cases for more than 1,100 similar claims by taxi drivers.
    Mr Justice Michael Peart said the claims made by all three men must be dismissed. A large number of people were in court for his judgment.

  307. Benon 16 Oct 2015 at 1:32 pm

    That decision will be appealed , ruling is flawed. It was also delivered in haste today, and two years late. Its all about money as far as our dysfunctional Government is concerned. They are not into fair play. A figure of 360million compo was mentioned on the news, don’t know how accurate that is, or where it came from. The way the business was deregulated was handled badly, but Gov will never admit that.

  308. Benon 16 Oct 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Forgot to mention costs, if no appeal is lodged. Nov 15th case is back before the court, when costs will be decided. Gov had up to 17 barristers working on the case at times, that’s serious costs. Multi millions involved here. How could these guys meet such a legal bill, if the ruling goes against them.

  309. geron 16 Oct 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Ben, I see they had a citizenship ceremony down in galway today. Did ya get any fares from it? 90,000 now since 2011. At least the taxpayer didn’t have to pay their train fares to Dublin and back. Great little country altogether.

  310. Benon 16 Oct 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Ger I did all the trips free for our new brothers and sisters. I want them to feel welcome in their new country. We older taxi drivers need to be setting a good example.

  311. Benon 17 Oct 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Ger I hope you don’t believe me, would not let those kunts into me car

  312. geron 18 Oct 2015 at 3:51 am

    I know Ben. No better man.

  313. Benon 18 Oct 2015 at 9:32 am

    Yet another Uber driver has been jailed for rape of a female passenger. He got 10-12 years for his offence. DNA links him to 5 other sexual assaults between 2006 and 2010. And Uber claim that their drivers are vetted . BULLSHIT.

  314. Bohemian boyon 18 Oct 2015 at 9:37 am

    Where did this happen Ben.?

  315. Benon 18 Oct 2015 at 12:38 pm

    BB saw it on sky news app, seems to be USA. Boston and Cambridge were quoted. Judge urged Uber app users to be cautious.

  316. geron 18 Oct 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The rat will be along soon to defend uber.

  317. Benon 18 Oct 2015 at 3:57 pm

    And to remind us all how stupid and unskilled we are. Unlike him, with his lucrative UK nixer. Wonder if he pays a few pound tax to Osborne. Or would Rat be on the fiddle.

  318. Chesteron 18 Oct 2015 at 7:15 pm

    The Turks are coming… The Turks are coming. Well if Angela Murkel has her way they will be here and all over Europe in the very near future, millions of them the gutless ruling government we have here wouldn’t have the balls to ask Merkul since when did she become the queen and ruler of the EU.

  319. Bohemian boyon 18 Oct 2015 at 9:05 pm

    You have to admire Hungary. The only nation in Europe to have any balls and close their borders

  320. Benon 18 Oct 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Merkel has been the Queen of Ireland for many years, that’s a fact. Budgets etc are sent to her for approval before being presented to the Irish tax payers.
    Hungary are brilliant, well done. Showing balls and courage to tell these scammers that they are now wanted. We need to do the same, we cannot afford to take in any more scammers, look what the Nigerians have cost us. And now we cant get the fukkers out.

  321. sclasson 19 Oct 2015 at 12:50 am

    Angela Merkel has taken upon herself to promise Turkey easy membership into the EU in return for Turkey to stemming the flow of refugees into Europe.
    Turkey has a population of 76 million of which 90% are Muslim.
    What a fukking brilliant idea by Angela, just what we needed.

  322. geron 19 Oct 2015 at 8:46 am

    We are going to hell in a hand cart. This EU bull$hit is starting to turn into a fooking sick joke. Thats all we need is a couple million Turks over here with their backward religion. They can fook off and go to some other Muslim country,the UK for example. Be right at home in the UK.

  323. Benon 19 Oct 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Time to say fuk off to the EU, they have bullied us for too long. Close the border, and keep the scammers out. Are we ready for thousands of syrians and turks

  324. geron 19 Oct 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Ben, What border? From what I can make out anybody from anywhere can just come in here and stay. And in a couple of years they are Irish citizens. People from 140 different countries got citizenship in Dublin a couple of months ago.

  325. geron 19 Oct 2015 at 3:17 pm

    It’s called population replacement.

  326. Benon 19 Oct 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Ger I meant the border we used to have for keeping unwanted scum out. Those days are gone, and as you rightly say, its open house now. Anyone can come in making all sorts of welfare demands, that will be met. Wait till the next batch of Nigerian/Syrians arrive. Where will we put them.

  327. Bohemian boyon 19 Oct 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Roy could you please explain what is in my post that requires moderation. ?

  328. Bohemian boyon 19 Oct 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I sent in a post which is less than complimentary to the labour party, or German interference in the running of our country. Roy decided to put it on hold for whatever reason. The only word i used in it was the word crap

  329. Benon 20 Oct 2015 at 7:57 am

    BB that’s nothing new round here

  330. Bohemian boyon 20 Oct 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Roy i ask you again, please explain why my post is being withheld. ?

  331. geron 20 Oct 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Sometimes for what ever reason you post something and it just doesn’t appear. Happens to me on occasion’s. I wouldn’t take it personal bboy. Royston is probably on one of his around Ireland trips that have made him the multimillionaire that he is. Either that or he’s locked in the box room for being a bold boy.

  332. Bohemian boyon 20 Oct 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I know Ger, but it was a fukking masterpiece. I worded it great. I was so proud of it. It said everything i ever wanted to say about my hatred for the liberal left. I’m so disappointed it didn’t make the headlines. Do ya know what i mean. ?

  333. Benon 20 Oct 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Denis O Brien is rumoured to be buying Royston out, talks are at a delicate stage. Rat is advising I am told.

  334. Bohemian boyon 20 Oct 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Is he not over taking the Queens shilling at the. Mo Ben. ?

  335. geron 20 Oct 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Another uber driver convicted of rape, this time in India. Who in their right mind would get into an uber taxi? No wonder their doing shite over here.

  336. Benon 20 Oct 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I think he is on Lizzies payroll on the mo ok, he is too quiet , very strange. Uber should be banned worldwide, most dangerous taxi service ever existed. Even worse than the Nigerians, and they are scum.

  337. geron 22 Oct 2015 at 12:00 am

    Another one of our Nigerian friends up in court on a welfare fraud charge. 19 grand this time. And the funny part, he’s a fukin pastor!. Sunday world web site.

  338. Benon 22 Oct 2015 at 8:52 am

    Whats new with those scammers Ger, that’s why they can send 500 million of our money home every year. Wonder whats the chance of any of that money being recovered. And will pastor be deported.

  339. geron 22 Oct 2015 at 9:26 am

    He’s paying back a few quid a week 22euro. Wait for it, out of his dole money. You couldn’t fukin make it up. The whole system is a fukin joke.

  340. Bohemian boyon 22 Oct 2015 at 9:49 am

    Unbelievable. My brother got a letter yesterday morning from the. HSE. The letter advised they were going to withdraw his doctor only card because he is 22 euro over the limit. Miss piggy announced on the 601 news 3 weeks ago that when the syrian imports arrive here they will be given full medical cards, welfare payments, and access to a wide range of other benefits. I was so incensed by this that i rang leinster house were a certain politician confirmed that these concessions apply to all asylum seekers, not just syruans my brother has paid taxes to this state for 48 years, and these kunnts have never set foot in this country. I see that auld bastard in the park now has said that the rest of his presidency will be devoted to migration. Thank God for countries like Hungary that’s all i can say

  341. sclasson 22 Oct 2015 at 10:45 am

    What makes it so frustrating is that we can’t do anything about it,
    Well I didn’t vote for that leprechaun in the park
    That park should be closed, it’s a total waste of hard earned,

  342. Benon 22 Oct 2015 at 11:08 am

    Out of his dole money, totally priceless. If that was an Irish White person, they would be jailed. Micro Mickey is taking over from Noddy Robinson in the migration business. Thousands more coming, brace ourselves. I did not vote for that pint sized retard either, I know what he is really like. Two faced asshole. Wont be any syrians housed near his place over the westside of Galway. The circular road will be kept upmarket.

  343. Bohemian boyon 22 Oct 2015 at 11:39 am

    What are you supposed to do. ? You won’t pay water charges, but then they won’t give you a tax clearance cert. ?

  344. Benon 22 Oct 2015 at 12:49 pm

    They are being nasty over water charges , that prik Kelly wont admit defeat. Irish Water will be gone after next election, we have been hit with too many taxes. Kelly will be gone too I hope.

  345. Benon 22 Oct 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Wonder how many Nigerians or Africans are paying property tax or water charges ?

  346. bohemian boyon 22 Oct 2015 at 4:07 pm

    i hear ya Ben,but it still doesnt answer the question. they have made it clear that anyone who is self employed and needs a tax clearance cert will not be issued with one unless they are compliant with water how can we operate legally in those circumstances ?

  347. geron 22 Oct 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Whats water charges got to do with the taxman bboy?

  348. bohemian boyon 22 Oct 2015 at 10:21 pm

    what its got to do with the tax man is, if you dont pay it,you are not tax compliant and therefore they say they are within their rights not to grant you a tax clearance cert.

  349. geron 23 Oct 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Another one of our friends in court on a 14grand welfare fraud charge. She got a job but kept claiming. My question is,how many more of them are scamming the welfare?

  350. Benon 23 Oct 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Ger the answer is about 99% of them, they came to Ireland because they heard we are a nation of muppets, and the welfare have millions to give away. Even if its borrowed money. Is that bitch being deported, or will she be rewarded with a bigger free house, and maybe a new car.

  351. geron 23 Oct 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Deported? Not a chance. It’s on the “evening herald courts” can’t get the story to open so I don’t even know what the outcome was.

  352. Benon 23 Oct 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Only Irish White people get really convicted for welfare fraud. Such as a criminal record or a jail sentence. Sewer rats will shout racism, usual shite with them.

  353. sclasson 24 Oct 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Why is the stolen money never retrieve,
    Crime definitely pays ,
    Time after time thieves getting Mickey mouse sentences for stealing thousands, their out of prison after a short time to enjoy the stolen loot,

  354. Benon 27 Oct 2015 at 2:03 pm

    And very often its the welfare that’s paying the rent. Landlords don’t care how many stay in the house, so long as the rent is paid. A lot of the polish scammers have gone back home, and they come here on cheap Ryanair flights to collect their dole/welfare.

  355. Bohemian boyon 27 Oct 2015 at 2:04 pm

    These prikks all want to be like the dubs, but when it comes to tipping They show their true colours. The dubs are the best tippers i ever met.

  356. Chesteron 27 Oct 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Two right BB restaurant and bar staff often count out there fare from the tips they get from diners and drinkers but wouldn’t give drivers a cent for seeing them home safely at the end of their shift.

  357. Bohemian boyon 29 Oct 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Fixed the name Ger

  358. Benon 29 Oct 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Wheres all our posts gone ?

  359. Benon 30 Oct 2015 at 8:49 am

    What has happened to this site, did O Queerdain hack into it.

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