Midlands Taxi Numbers See Significant Drop Since 2019

23 counties have seen a reduction in the past five years.

Taxi numbers have dropped in most parts of the country.

Taxi licence numbers fell in 23 of 26 counties in the past five years.

Offaly saw the most significant drop in the midlands, with 17% fewer taxis since 2019, while Westmeath has seen a reduction of 16%.

The figure is lower in Laois, but there's still 13% fewer taxis on the roads.

The Taxis for Ireland Coalition, wants action from the National Transport Authority to increase licence numbers by 30% in the next three years.

There's been a 17% fall in the Midlands-East region, excluding Dublin, according to figures released to Laois Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan.

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