Taxi Regulation Act 2003

Register of licences.

38.—(1) The Commission shall establish and maintain a register or a number of registers (“register of licences”) relating to licences granted under this Part.

(2) A register of licences may be maintained in a form that is not legible if it is capable of being converted into permanent legible form.

(3) A register shall contain the following details in relation to licences and their holders—

(a) the name and address of the holder,

(b) any change of address of the holder,

(c) the licence number,

(d) where the licence is granted in respect of a vehicle, the unique identification mark (registration number) of the said vehicle,

(e) the driver number of the holder of a licence, that is to say the number of the driving licence granted to the holder,

(f) the category of small public service vehicle in respect of which a licence has been granted,

(g) the date of the grant of a licence,

(h) the area of application in respect of which the licence has been granted, where appropriate,

(i) details of any transfer of ownership of a licence or of the continuance in force of a licence in respect of a different vehicle,

(j) details of any suspension applying to a licence, including the period of the suspension, a reference to the reason for the suspension and particulars of all removals of such suspensions,

(k) details of the revocation of a licence and the reasons for the revocation.

(4) (a) Pending the establishment of registers under this section, registers currently held by local authorities and the Garda Síochána under regulations made under section 82 of the Act of 1961 shall continue and shall be regarded as registers for the purpose of this section.

(b) The Commission shall arrange for the transfer of information from the registers held by the Garda Síochána and local authorities referred to at paragraph (a), to the registers to be established under this section in consultation with them.

(5) Information contained in a register of licences shall, subject to a determination by the Commission in consultation with the Garda Commissioner, that certain information relating to a person referred to in the register should remain confidential, be available for inspection at all reasonable times.

(6) The Commission shall, on payment of a fee (other than where a request is made by the Garda Commissioner or by the Courts Service) as determined by the Commission in consultation with the Minister, issue a certificate relating to information contained in a reference in a register of licences relating to a licence granted under regulations made under section 34 or regulations made under section 82 of the Act of 1961, including the name and address of the person who holds the licence or the vehicle in respect of which the licence was granted.

(7) The establishment and maintenance of a register of licences shall be funded from income derived from fees accruing to the Commission under this Act.