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No easy ride for e-scooter rollout in Ireland

Jonathan Keane asks why it is taking so long for shared e-scooter schemes to be introduced here

While Ireland has gone to and fro on e-scooters, the micromobility industry has been undergoing a raft of changes in Europe, both good and bad. Picture: Bloomberg

Privately owned e-scooters have become a regular fixture on the roads of Irish towns and cities, but the vehicles still exist in a legal grey area.

That grey area has meant that Ireland is one of the few European markets where e-scooter sharing companies have not launched.

In some form or other, legislation to clarify the legal status of e-scooters – and in turn open the door for these companies – has been floating around ...