Uber has not received an easy ride from the authorities in Ireland despite basing its EMEA support centre in Limerick, where it is providing over 400 jobs.
Wisely, the government never bowed to pressure to allow Uber offer its full services here, restricting it in Ireland to using just existing licensed taxi and limousine drivers. This effectively limited the whole so-called “disruptive” point of the app-based service, which uses private cars and drivers as an alternative...
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