Thursday, 11 April 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has committed to a review of taxi licences. We know that a number of weeks ago there was an exposé where the Garda, working with the NTA, exposed scores of illegal drivers operating on our island under fraudulent names and fraudulent documentation. As referred to earlier, we also know there has been a situation in the last 24 hours, which we will not go into today. There is a commitment by the Department to review how taxi licences are issued in order to give certainty that everybody who is operating is of good character and has met their obligations in regard to Garda clearance. Will the Tánaiste confirm to the House when the review of taxi licence operation will be commenced and completed?