Thursday September 24, 2020

Uber wants Irish cap on hackney licences lifted

Ride-sharing company is lobbying the government to abandon limits

6th November, 2016

Uber, the €62 billion-valued ride-sharing app, is lobbying the government to abandon limits on the number of hackney cabs in Ireland as it seeks to establish a foothold in the Irish taxi market.

The company, which opened its European Centre of Excellence in Limerick earlier this year, employs a variable pricing model which determines how much customers are charged based on demand and driver availability.

This is known as ‘surge pricing’ and it is commonly...

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