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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.


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.


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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