Here's a good one.
Do you still think buying a taxi licence is a good idea?
The video vanished , but you can watch it here on the top R/H side of Roys blog.
Many thanks to all who made this.
This is the reply I got when I asked the taxi regulator. It looks very wrong to me.
Thank you for your contact with the Commission for Taxi Regulation.
The Commission for Taxi Regulation took over as the vehicle licensing authority in 2006, therefore we only have figures from this date onwards. At the end of 2007 there were 25695 active small public service vehicle (spsv) licenses in the country. As of 1st December 2008 there are 27311 active spsv licenses in the country. This is broken down as follows;
Hackney – 4887
Limousine – 1331
Taxi – 19500
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis – 1593
As of 1st December 2008 there are 46583 active PSV driver licenses in the country. This licence is issued by An Garda Síochána and enables a driver to operate the vehicle licence.
I hope this addresses your query.