Taxi Regulation Act 2013

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Definitions

2. In this Act—

“Act of 1961” means Road Traffic Act 1961;

“Act of 2003” means Taxi Regulation Act 2003;

“Act of 2008” means Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008;

“Act of 2009” means Public Transport Regulation Act 2009;

“Act of 2010” means Road Traffic Act 2010;

“Advisory Committee” means the committee known, in the English language, as the Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles or, in the Irish language, An Coiste Comhairleach um Beagfheithiclí Seirbhíse Poiblí;

“appointed stand” means a stand appointed by bye-laws made under section 25(1) ;

“assessment regulations” means regulations made under section 8(1) ;

“Authority” means National Transport Authority;

“authorised person” means—

(a) a person appointed by the Authority to be an authorised person under section 40 , or

(b) a member of the Garda Síochána;

“change in control”, in relation to a company, has the meaning assigned to it in section 16(4) ;

“code of practice” means a code of practice established or adopted under section 21 ;

“company” means a company formed and registered under the Companies Acts;

F1 [ dispatch operator means a person who provides for reward

(a) a booking service for an intending passenger to contact him or her to arrange for the hire of, and carriage of the intending passenger in, a small public service vehicle operated or driven by another person (other than an employee of the first-mentioned person), or

(b) a service allowing an intending passenger to arrange the hire of a small public service vehicle,

but does not include a person employed by the first-mentioned person to take or manage the taking of bookings in the course of that service or a person marshalling in a public place (within the meaning of the Act of 1961) the services of small public service vehicles;

driving licence means a driving licence (within the meaning of the Act of 1961) which is for the time being in force; ]

“Garda Commissioner” means Commissioner of the Garda Síochána;

“grant” in relation to a licence, includes the renewal or continuance in force of the licence;

“licence” means a licence provided for under licensing regulations and granted under section 9 ;

F2 [ licence to drive a small public service vehicle means a licence to drive a small public service vehicle for the carriage of persons for reward; ]

“licensing authority” means a licensing authority under section 6 ;

“licensing regulations” means regulations made under section 7 ;

“local authority” means a county council, a city council or a town council (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001) other than the council of a town mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6 to that Act;

“mechanically propelled vehicle” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 of the Act of 1961;

“Minister” means Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport;

“regulations” means regulations made under this Act;

“service agreement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 62 ;

“shadow director” means in relation to a company, a person who is not a director, manager or secretary of the company, but by reason of any shareholdings, understanding or arrangement is entitled to any profit or gain from the company or controls the activities of any small public service vehicles operated by the company;

“small public service vehicle” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 of the Act of 1961;

“SPSV” means small public service vehicle;

“SPSV regulations” means regulations made under section 20 ;

“taxi” means a street service vehicle (within the meaning of section 3 of the Act of 1961);

“website”, in relation to the Authority, means a website maintained by the Authority on the internet.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (8.02.2016) by Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 2(a)(i), commenced on enactment.

F2

Inserted (8.02.2016) by Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 2(a)(ii), commenced on enactment.

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

References to “county council”, “city council”, “town council” construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 9(2) and 25(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

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(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

(b) to a county council and a city council (including a reference so construed) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council and a city and county council.

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Dissolution of town councils — consequential provisions

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(2) A function of a town council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a town council and whether of general application to town councils or otherwise under an enactment) that—

(a) has not been repealed or otherwise provided for by this Act, or

(b) is neither spent nor obsolete,

shall, if the context permits in respect of one or more than one town council concerned, be read as a reference to a function of the local authority in whose administrative area the town council so dissolved is situated.

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