Monday October 26, 2020

Taxi wars: Revving up for a battle

A new level in the three-way fight in Ireland between Uber, Hailo and Lynk

17th January, 2016
Kieran Harte, general manager for Uber Ireland Picture: Feargal Ward

A war between taxi app companies is ramping up. Three of Ireland’s biggest taxi apps – Uber, Hailo and Lynk – have signalled plans to push ahead with their expansion strategies nationwide.

Uber, the Californian transport behemoth valued at $62.5 billion, has launched its new Centre of Excellence in Limerick, with the promise of 300 jobs. Ireland’s breakthrough taxi app Hailo is growing its driver numbers by signing up hackney drivers throughout the...

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