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Offline Cool Boola

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Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:39:29 PM »
Died Oct.6..2016..Famous for
Founder member of Progressive Democrats...also signed into law..Deregulation of Irish Taxis in Nov.2000..Died of Alzheimers in 2016....Never regretted what he did in one swipe of the pen to so many hard done by Taxi drivers...He destroyed so many lives and it could have been sorted in a fair way..The rot started here..Any memories?
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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 07:42:32 PM »
Twenty years since deregulation.Two recessions later and it's still dead out there...

Still drivers on here don't see the benefit of harder tests and cheap vehicle/plate costs.They think somehow if drivers have bigger overheads like pre-deregulation they'll make more money.Feckin gobshites.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 07:48:24 PM »
That would be so...if it was true!

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 08:23:23 PM »
Bobby says no...to anything!!!


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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 10:12:36 PM »
If memory services me correctly Christy Humphries and the Private Hire union took a Court Case re the Closed Shop situation and he won so it was a free for all --Molloy just signed the Bill as directed by Court decision !

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 10:17:35 PM »
There were more taxis needed at that time,lets be honest about it,but its gone from one extreme to the other now,there are far to many now.wait till were all back in work and nothing out there .it should be fun

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 10:21:39 PM »
Technically, that's how it happened but Molloy was the man that broke the unions. For weeks the men chanted "we're not going back" to no avail, he told them to please themselves and they eventually returned with no concessions.

As the founder of Dublin Taxi Cosies Association I met Minister Molloy around that time. He sat between two officials, one private and one Dept who answered every question we posed between them. He only spoke himself to exchange greetings and pleasantries and, at the end off the meeting, to suggest that "it mightn't be as bad as you think lads". To be fair, he wasn't wrong. Trade improved steadily year on year for 8 years... until recession hit. Also, pre deregulation plate owners were allowed write off the purchase price of their plates against income tax - over 8 years, if memory serves.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 10:26:13 PM »
I keep telling you never ask a question if you dont already know the answer .

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 10:29:38 PM »
Jeez ratzer,I never knew ya were a rep

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 10:38:24 PM »
Briefly, DM... very briefly. I formed DTCA in 1999 to provide a platform for cosies when Minister Molloy proposed doubling the number of taxis by giving every plate holder another plate for every plate he held... deregulation followed within months rendering cosies and our association surplus to requirements.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 10:42:57 PM »
In 94 it was 120 ponds for nights and 90 for days to rent a shit heap--plate owners only have themselves to blame  the State would have settled for staged release of 100 plates a year for a couple of years but Unions baulked --Humphries took case as he had all hacks on board similer to taxi unions--couldn't get Hack insurance with membership !

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 10:46:30 PM »
To be fair, Bertie's Forum was addressing the situation. There had already been a couple of rounds of WAT issues and another was imminent.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2020, 09:38:09 AM »
Better quality of taxi plate owner back then also.
Any scumbag can own a plate now.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2020, 09:50:18 AM »
Better quality of taxi plate owner back then also.
Any scumbag can own a plate now.

Jaysus...that's debateable Jack.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2020, 10:14:21 AM »
Better quality of taxi plate owner back then also.
Any scumbag can own a plate now.

Jaysus...that's debateable Jack.

Banks didn’t give out 80k and more to anyone to buy a plate.
Most blokes had to re mortgage their homes to get finance.
Good solid workers that had to graft hard to pay back the loan.

 


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