Tralee taxi drivers defend increase in fare.

Taxi drivers in Tralee are defending the increase in fare which comes into effect tomorrow. The council has agreed to set the maximum rate at 6 euro within the town. The increase follows a submission made last June and according to taxi drivers is the first in 5 years Chris Drum of Tralee Taxi Association says the increase is just keeping pace with inflation and that there are now huge costs for taxi operators.