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Friday, April 25, 2008

Taxi drivers to take part in go-slow protest

“There are too many cabs in Limerick”

Limericks full-time taxi drivers will stage a Go-Slow through the city later today in protest of ‘too many part-time drivers’ operating in the city.

The full-time drivers say their livelihoods are at risk due to the number of licences that have been granted to part-time workers in the city.

A spokesman for the disgruntled drivers told local radio this morning,
“It’s gone to the stage now where we’re at our wits end, now we cant earn a living and its as simple as that. There is too many cabs, no place to park, too many part-timers.They are legal by law because they have PSV licences but they’re in constant jobs and they’re coming onto our game. It’s wrong. We can’t make a living.”
The go slow protest will depart the Coonagh roundabout at 3pm this evening and make its way into the city via the Ennis Road before culminating at City Hall.

There are currently close to 950 licensed operators in the city.

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