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Offline Belker

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2019, 05:44:37 AM »

How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!
@ GB, when you recently got your license where you asked fer your Irish work visa or proof of your citizenship ?

The story that broke earlier in the year when a lot of Bogus taxies got found out was because they were here on either holidays visas or student visas and did not have a work visa fer Eire, but in order to get a Taxi licence here you DO NOT NEED TO SHOW A WORK VISA !
And also if'n you are joining a base or an App company, they will not require to see your Irish work visa.

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2019, 07:13:35 AM »
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

You're the last man I'd expect to be puzzled.

As a Trade Unionist do you not support NPHTA's Jim Waldron in calling for the cost of entry to be lowered to replace the 21,000 drivers he suggests left to pursue more lucrative careers/vocations ( https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html )?

As a Free Now advocate do you not support it's recruitment policy, in particular the incentives it offers prospective (illegal) (immigrant) drivers?
How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!




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I wonder how strict the garda vetting is. do the potential drivers have to have convictions, driving or otherwise to be deemed unsuitable to drive a taxi. what if there is a dodgy character who is into drug dealing, stealing, gangs etc and the gardai know hes at it but has a clean record, will this kind of person be granted a licence do you think?


I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence


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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2019, 07:19:36 AM »

How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!
@ GB, when you recently got your license where you asked fer your Irish work visa or proof of your citizenship ?

The story that broke earlier in the year when a lot of Bogus taxies got found out was because they were here on either holidays visas or student visas and did not have a work visa fer Eire, but in order to get a Taxi licence here you DO NOT NEED TO SHOW A WORK VISA !
And also if'n you are joining a base or an App company, they will not require to see your Irish work visa.
As far as I remember it did ask in that section, but I will grab a psv15 form and check later.

I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats lol


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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2019, 07:24:59 AM »
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2019, 09:06:36 AM »
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !

I will check later, but how to they vet these people then? Do they get a free pass??


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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2019, 11:31:49 AM »
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !

I will check later, but how to they vet these people then? Do they get a free pass??


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A good investigative reporter would get to the bottom of it.....but they're too busy doin stories on the drugs turf war and making up names like the Gucci Gang etc....that's what the public want to read about....not some on the run sub saharan who has a dodgy irish taxi licence!!

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2019, 12:11:56 PM »
Watever happened to the garda running the licence scam ?
Wasni making hundreds thousands?
Was he acting alone?
https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/garda-swoop-uncovers--taxi-licence--scam-by-illegal-immigrants/

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2019, 12:55:22 PM »
That's the publicity that fuelled the influx of so called sham marriages. I think 2 out of 180 were deported, a little over 1% hence with a 99% success rate it's now widely recognised as an almost foolproof way of circumventing immigration regulations.

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2019, 08:02:56 PM »
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2019, 11:08:48 AM »
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2019, 11:16:30 AM »
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2019, 11:21:59 AM »
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny

Thanks for those kind descriptions.....and all correct....ask yer mot!!

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2019, 11:25:57 AM »
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny

Thanks for those kind descriptions.....and all correct....ask yer mot!!
I'll have to amend that to Just Humorous and Horny so

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2019, 11:30:25 AM »
As you wish.....i'll take it i'm off your Christmas card list!

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2019, 11:41:05 AM »
As you wish.....i'll take it i'm off your Christmas card list!
Ask me Mot , she looks after that side of the business

 


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