Taxi scam exposes systemic weakness in NTA licence system

Media reports tonight suggest that the Garda Immigration Bureau have uncovered a scam in the Capital linked to illegally obtained taxi licences and fraudulent SPSV applications.

Commenting in response, Fianna Fáil’s Transport Spokesperson, Robert Troy has said, “I very much commend the good work of the Gardaí and staff in identifying these issues and uncovering what appears to be a major scam involving up to or even more than 180 individuals.

“The majority of taxi drivers in Dublin and elsewhere around the country are operating fully in line...

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Minister Ross’ haphazard approach to policy isn’t serving the people

Media reports today suggest that Transport Minister, Shane Ross is to examine a proposal put forward by the Department’s Junior Minister, Brendan Griffin TD to allow convicted drink-drivers who are banned from driving to apply for a limited licence.

Commenting in response, Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD has said, “The suggestion to study the system currently in place in New Zealand whereby a person convicted of drink-driving could seek a licence to drive in some instances is a very belated decision. It is merely a consequence of...

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