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Uber takes aim at civil servants over opposition to ride-sharing

Country manager said it was "disappointing" some civil servants haven’t looked outside of Ireland

22nd May, 2016
Uber country manager Kieran Harte

The head of the Irish branch of Uber, the taxi service valued at €62 billion, has hit out at the Department of Transport’s stance on the introduction of its controversial ride-sharing platform in Ireland.

The department strongly advised incoming transport minister Shane Ross not to allow the firm to offer its ride-sharing service, which relies on ordinary drivers rather than licensed taxi drivers.

Speaking to The Sunday Business Post this weekend, Uber country...

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