Uber lobbies Varadkar over comments around easing regulations
Tánaiste pointed to other jurisdictions where services like Uber and Lyft operate alongside taxis and public transport, and said companies could help address these shortages
Uber, the US ride-sharing giant, lobbied Leo Varadkar after the Tánaiste said it was time to consider liberalising the country’s laws governing industry rules.
The company, which is not permitted to operate its private car-sharing service in Ireland, sought a meeting with Varadkar, the Minister for Enterprise, following comments he made about a lack of taxis in Dublin, documents released under freedom of information show.
Furthermore, the company sought to discuss the Department of Transport’s ...