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Wicklow One Of 23 Counties With Less Taxi Licences Compared To Pre Covid Levels

Taxi numbers in Wicklow have declined by almost 14%, according to new figures from the NTA

The figures came in response to a recent parliamentary question by Independent TD Carol Nolan. 

The South-East Region has been heavily impacted by taxi shortages in recent years, falling by over 11%, which has led to criticism of current SPSV policy by various stakeholders, particularly in hospitality and tourism.  

The Taxis for Ireland Coalition is calling on the NTA and the Government to take immediate action to address the shortage of taxis.

They propose a 30% increase in taxi vehicles by 2027 as a step towards alleviating the impact of driver and vehicle number decrease over the past decade, coupled with Ireland's population growth.

 

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