So I flew back into Dublin with my family last night at around 8.30pm. When I arrived at the rank the first taxi driver refused to take us because he didn’t have booster seats for my children (aged 3 and 5, no that he asked or cared).
The rest of the rank then proceeded to refuse in the same way with mutterings of “2000 euro fines”. In the end we abandoned the rank and gotÂ my sister to drive in and pick us up.
So a quick search of Â The Taxi RegulatorÂ website yielded no information of any such restrictions. I awaitÂ an email response from the regulator as to whether such a regulation exists.
What did other visitors with children, without recourse to getting a lift, do on Sunday night?
I use taxis a lot, and I meet more good than bad taxi drivers, but this blanket refusal, especially as it deteriorated into “they won’t take you, I can’t take” has left a sour taste in my mouth.