Limerick new battleground for Uber and Hailo

Ride-sharing service has been resisted in Limerick by incumbent taxi operators

28th February, 2016
Kieran Harte, general manager of Uber Ireland Pic: Feargal Ward

Uber, the €62 billion-valued ride-sharing service, is lobbying the government for a temporary repeal of stringent driver regulations in Limerick so that it can run a pilot of its controversial service in the city.

The company has enlisted the support of Limerick City and County Council for the project, which would be run as part of Limerick Smarter Travel.

It is understood that the company and the local authority made a submission on the scheme...

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