Despite the number of taxi drivers being on call over the Christmas period, many people have commented that the length of time spent waiting for taxis was worse than in recent years, with late night queues becoming commonplace.

What didn't help was the fact that Mitchelstown taxi owner John Carey, was out of action over the festive period due to illness.

John's friendly and reliable service was definitely missed but John said he has seen a decline in the number of taxi services in Mitchelstown over the past few years and said that was a big part of the reason for the large queues.

“There is a lot of red tape now and it’s making it difficult to get a taxi licence …"

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Jamie O'Flaherty
Jamie O’Flaherty works as a reporter in our Mitchelstown office. From Clonmel in County Tipperary, Jamie was educated at St Mary’s and Highschool Clonmel. He studied News Journalism at Coláiste Chathail Naofa and Sports Journalism with The Irish Academy of Public Relations. Previously, Jamie wrote for the Nationalist newspaper in Clonmel as a freelance journalist. He can be contacted on 087-2422734 or by email news@avondhupress.ie