Taxi Regulation Act 2013
Restriction on use of “taxi”
26. (1) A person shall not use or display on a vehicle or any sign or advertisement attached to the vehicle, the words “taxi” or “tacsaí” or any word which is a variant derivative or translation of or is analogous to those words, unless the vehicle is licensed as a taxi under section 9.
(2) A person shall not use any document or advertisement in respect of the provision of small public service vehicle services, on which appears the word “taxi” or “tacsaí” or any word which is a variant derivative or translation of or is analogous to those words, unless the service relates to the provision of such service with a taxi licensed under section 9.
(3) A person shall not display on a vehicle, which is not licensed as a taxi, a taxi sign or identification issued in accordance with SPSV regulations or a sign or identification purporting to be such.
(4) A person who contravenes this section commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine.
A class A fine means a fine not greater than €5,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.