Tuesday 19 June 2018
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross recently at a Joint Oireachtas Committee put the industry on notice of his preferred option to ban rickshaws. The Minister as part of the discussion outlined the different options open to him, but also all the aspects and constraints of regulation.
Speaking today the Minister said: “I have outlined my preferred option, but of course I want to hear from people who will be affected by any decision I may make, so we are now looking for submissions from the industry. We outlined the difficulties with some options open to me. But as always we have to hear from all sides.”
Notes for Editors
The Minister, is inviting views from the rickshaw industry, particularly fleet owners and drivers, on the development of a future regulatory pathway for rickshaw use in Ireland. Options under consideration are regulation and prohibition. The Minister has indicated he is in favour of banning. The closing date for submissions is Monday 2nd July 2018.
Email submissions to Rickshaws@dttas.gov.ie by 5pm Monday 2nd July 2018
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and, therefore, must consider any request for information made under that Act. Any submissions received may be published.