S.I. No. 103/2011 - Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Vehicle Age Limit) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 8th March, 2011.

The National Transport Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 34 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (No. 25 of 2003) (as amended by section 13 of the Roads Act 2007 (No. 34 of 2007) and section 43 of the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (No. 37 of 2009)), hereby makes the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Vehicle Age Limit) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

2. Regulation 23 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Suitability Inspection and Annual Licence Renewal Assessment of Small Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 249 of 2010 ) is amended by substituting the following for paragraph (2):

“In respect of a vehicle the subject of an application for the renewal of a hackney licence or taxi licence first granted on or after 1 January 2009, the vehicle concerned shall, on the date on which the application is received by the National Transport Authority, be less than nine years of age from the date of first registration.”.


Given under the seal of the National Transport Authority,

4 March 2011.


Chairperson,National Transport Authority.


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

These Regulations remove the nine-year vehicle age limit as it previously applied to renewals of standard hackneys and taxis first licensed prior to 1 January 2009.