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Taxi numbers in Carlow down by a quarter as insurance costs rise

Insurance companies are making it impossible for new taxi drivers to join the industry, according to a local councillor.

Ken Murnane says the number of taxis in Carlow has dropped by a quarter as a result.

Councillor Murnane says drivers looking for taxi insurance under their own name for the first time are either getting prohibitive quotes of over 10-thousand euro or are being turned away altogether.

He says even people who’ve been driving for taxi companies for years are finding it impossible to get a quote.

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