Bogus taxi operating in Limerick

A JOINT operation between Limerick Roads Policing and the National Transport Authority was carried out on October 18, resulting in a car being seized as the driver, a man in his 40s, was suspected to be operating an unlicensed taxi.
The operation was carried out by plain-clothes and uniform Gardaí from the Roads Policing Unit and the National Transport Authority (NTA). Shortly after 10.30pm, a car was stopped in the Ballyneety area of Limerick and was seized by Gardaí.
No arrests have been made and the matter will be dealt with by way of summons.
Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station today, Sergeant Kevin Bourke, Roads Policing Unit in Limerick, said, “We would like to remind everyone to be vigilant when using or booking any public service vehicles such as taxis, hackneys and limos. The National Transport Authority App ‘Driver Check’ can be used to check whether these vehicles have been registered.”
NTA CEO Anne Graham said: “This operation has been a great example of NTA and An Garda Síochána working together in the interests of compliant SPSV drivers, and more importantly, in the interests of the travelling public.”