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Taxi driver fined €300 for charging passenger more than double standard fare

A taxi driver has been fined €300 for charging a passenger more than double the standard fare after collecting her from Dublin Airport.

Lee Hennessey of Barnewall Avenue, Dublin was also ordered to pay an additional €350 in costs and witness expenses.

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He was prosecuted by the National Transport Authority (NTA) at Dublin District Court.

HSE worker Donna Murphy said when she sat into the taxi at Dublin Airport, she soon saw €27.40 on the meter when she was just 500 yards from home.

The driver then switched the meter off with no explanation and told her the fare was €44 when he reached her building less than one minute later.

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She said the driver gave her three blank receipts and told her fill in whatever she wanted to.

She then made a complaint to the authorities.

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