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Taxi fares go up across Ireland tomorrow, here is all you need to know

NewsBy Sean Nolan
Taxi fares go up across Ireland tomorrow, here is all you need to know

An increase in fares of roughly four per cent in taxi fares across the country begins tomorrow.

The Board of the National Transport Authority announced a new fare structure last year and while there are some savings, the overall fees are going up for the first time since 2008.

The initial charge, the one on the meter when you get in, is actually reducing, from €4.10 to 3.60 from 8am to 8pm. And it will now be €4 from 8pm to 8am, Sundays and Bank Holidays, down from €4.45.

However, the charge per kilometre is increasing, from €1.03 to €1.10 at the standard time and €1.40 per km (up from €1.35) at premium times. And if the journey is long (over 15km) it goes from from €1.45 to €1.75.

All the extras, such as booking fees and additional passengers, remain the same.

The fares kick in the day before the scheduled Dublin Bus strike.