How to ensure a rogue taxi driver doesn’t rip you off

Conor Pope: Learn to navigate the €3.80 standard fare, booking fees and more

A line of taxis wait for customers near Grafton Street, Dublin. “Passengers are urged to establish the likely cost before taking a taxi and to get receipts to ensure dates and times are accurately recorded and all additions applied are valid.” Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A line of taxis wait for customers near Grafton Street, Dublin. “Passengers are urged to establish the likely cost before taking a taxi and to get receipts to ensure dates and times are accurately recorded and all additions applied are valid.” Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A case in the Dublin District Court earlier this week stoked the perhaps low-level fears many Irish people have that they are being ripped off in a distinctly underhand fashion as they go about the course of their days.

On Monday the court heard how a taxi driver had duped passengers into paying €9 more than they needed to, on 280 occasions over four months at the start of this year.

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