Illegal taxi drivers cause problems in Listowel.

Up to 12 illegal hackney drivers are operating in Listowel every weekend. Its been reported that the the number of illegal hackneys in the town has seen a considerable rise. According to Listowel traffic warden Andy Smith there is a big problem with people operating illegally. Mr Smith says there is widespread discontent amongst the 24 registered hackney drivers in the town .Superintendent Frank O Brien told Radio Kerry news that there’s also reports of non registered drivers working for registered cars in listowel. Mr. O Brien acknowledged illegal hackneys are a problem in the town but that evidence is needed in order to convict the offenders. A spokesperson for a number of hackney drivers in Listowel spoke to Radio Kerry news about their frustration at the lack of action on the issue.