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Rural Areas Hit Hard: Taxis for Ireland Coalition Highlights Critical Shortage Issue

7 out of 10 people have reported difficulties getting home after socialising.

Groups from the tourism, hospitality and enterprise sectors are urging the Taoiseach and Transport Minister to acknowledge "the extreme shortage" of taxis across the country.

The newly formed Taxis for Ireland Coalition which includes the Restaurants Association of Ireland and Uber among its members say the lack of taxis in cities, towns and rural areas is hitting the public and businesses.

CEO of the Vintners Federation of Ireland Pat Crotty says 7 out of 10 people have reported difficulties getting home after socialising.

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