Rickshaws: What ought to be done?

ruserious

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https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0801/894376-dublin-rickshaws/

There is a public consultation taking place looking for ideas on how to deal with Rickshaws.

The unregulated rickshaw industry is believed to be a big employer for illegal immigrants and has been linked to the drugs industry in the past.

They are presumably not insured to carry passengers.

I think there is a place for a regulated rickshaw industry which;

a) is insured
b) employs legal workers
c) has safety standards adopted

What is the P.ie consensus?



 
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https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0801/894376-dublin-rickshaws/

There is a public consultation taking place looking for ideas on how to deal with Rickshaws.

The unregulated rickshaw industry is believed to be a big employer for illegal immigrants and has been linked to the drugs industry in the past.

They are presumably not insured to carry passengers.

I think there is a place for a regulated rickshaw industry which;

a) is insured
b) employes legal workers
c) has safety standards adopted

What is the P.ie consensus?






Surely these guys are eating into the traditional Uber market and stealing jobs :cool:
 

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https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0801/894376-dublin-rickshaws/

There is a public consultation taking place looking for ideas on how to deal with Rickshaws.

The unregulated rickshaw industry is believed to be a big employer for illegal immigrants and has been linked to the drugs industry in the past.

They are presumably not insured to carry passengers.

I think there is a place for a regulated rickshaw industry which;

a) is insured
b) employes legal workers
c) has safety standards adopted

What is the P.ie consensus?



hurry the f up and legislate what takes the gov so long on these things?
 

razorblade

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They should be banned like those sulky races they're nothing but a public nuisance.
 

Rural

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Who's going to feed these Rickshaws?
 

The Lighthouse Keeper

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The number of rickshaws has expanded exponentially and are almost entirely an overt manifestation of a "shadow economy" dominated by one non-EEA nationality.
A sharp reset is needed and full regulatory enforcement implemented by the Christmas season. Doubtful this will ever happen though.
 

galteeman

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Rickshaws provide a useful service for thousands of drunkards going from pub to pub. Also they provide another important service by selling soft drugs.
 

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Stop using them and they will DISAPPEAR and when ur at it those feckin bicycles that cater for about 15 in hens / stags.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Jayziz ye're a bunch of fukken curmudgeons.
 

Niall996

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So for Hugh Creegan, this is the big issue of the day? Not autonomous vehicles, insurance costs for young drivers, not old cars, classic cars, older drivers, cyclists and the law, nothing that we all need to know to plan our transport for the future. No. He's decided rickshaws are the fundamental issue.

Can someone give me the legal definition of a rickshaw?
 

ruserious

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Rickshaws provide a useful service for thousands of drunkards going from pub to pub. Also they provide another important service by selling soft drugs.
Your second point alone should be enough to convince authorities that it's time to act.
 

paddycomeback

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We should retaliate and send our horse-drawn carriage experts to Rio.
See if their authorities are as lenient.
 

Henry94.

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There should be some regulation but they are part of the night life now and it would be sad to see them go. It's an environmentally friendly service that people enjoy using and there would probably be more people going to A&E from walking in high heels while drunk.
 


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