Taxi drivers lose High Court challenge on deregulation

Judge dismisses case arguing that the sudden opening of the market devalued taxi plates by up to €100,000

15th October, 2015

A case challenging the sudden deregulation of the taxi market in 2000 has been dismissed in the High Court by Mr Justice Michael Peart.

According to RTE, three taxi drivers argued that the sudden deregulation of the market had reduced the value of taxi plates from almost €100,000 to practically zero, leaving some drivers with major debt.

The judge apologised for the two-year delay in issuing the judgment. The case involved 13 boxes of documents, and...

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