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Ellis, Dessie

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business (Continued)

The taxi regulation Bill is due early in the new year. The taxi review report has been completed for a year and we have not had an opportunity to debate issues relating to the taxi industry.More Button

Will the Bill be at the top of the agenda in the new year? Many issues attach to what is happening in the taxi industry at present.More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he has met with the Department of Justice or An Garda Síochána to discuss the enforcement of taxi regulations and to aid in the crackdown on illegal drivers, cloned licences and other such offen...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Aside from the significant oversupply in the taxi industry, a number of people are operating illegal taxis, whether by using bogus licences or driving ...More Button

More inspections are needed and I welcome the increased role of the National Transport Authority and the Garda Síochána in this area. In addition, the space available for taxi ranks is not suffi...More Button

Penalty Point System (Continued)

The penalty points system has contributed hugely to the number of lives that have been saved on the roads. I have a question about people who drive unaccompanied by a full licence holder. Section...More Button

Transport Policy (Continued)

The Minister of State put the drop in numbers and the use of cars down to less employment but it is also down to the cut in the number of bus routes, which has been done for cost saving reasons but...More Button

Taxi Ranks

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the work he is doing to ensure the best integration of taxis into the Dublin transport network in advance of the development of the LUAS BXD project, including ensuring sufficient ranks are provide...More Button