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Uber Limerick service aims to provide 100 additional taxis by years end



Uber Limerick service was launched on Wednesday, October 26 and is now available to download on the App Store.

Limerick is the first city the company have launched in outside of Dublin

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ellie McCarthy

All partner drivers are professional and fully licensed.

The Uber Limerick service is now available for ordering taxis. Limerick is now the first city the company have launched in Ireland outside of Dublin.




The Uber Limerick service, which launched on Wednesday, October 26, is now available to download on the App Store.

Customers can select a destination, know the price upfront and pay through a single user-friendly app. All partner drivers are professional and fully licensed.

The app features numerous safety functions so customers can track their own trip and share it with trusted contacts. The Uber app offers to GPS tracking, emergency support, and drivers’ ratings so both passengers and drivers can feel safe and comfortable.

The head of Uber Ireland has said the rideshare service could help address the country’s taxi shortage.

Kieran Harte, General Manager of Uber in Ireland, said, “We are extremely proud to launch Uber in Limerick where we have been seeing increased demand for our services. Expanding Uber to the city will help maximise earnings opportunities for drivers while giving passengers more choice, meaning that everyone will benefit.”

The expansion to the Uber Limerick service was a smart move for the company as the recovery from the Covid pandemic is continued this year, and more people have turned to ride-hailing apps.

Due to this, September in Dublin was Uber’s busiest month since the beginning of the pandemic.

The first drivers on Uber are already on the road and they aim to bring at least 100 onto the platform by the end of the year.

Izatullah Durani, a local Taxi driver and one of the first to sign up with Uber, said, “I’m very excited to be one of Uber’s first drivers in Limerick. I’m really looking forward to meeting more locals and visitors alike that book through the Uber app, Limerick is a beautiful city, and I can’t wait to see more of it on my Uber trips.”

Uber is already well-established in the city, with Limerick home to around 400 Uber staff in the company’s ‘Centre of Excellence, which provides customer support to millions of riders across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Uber has said the launch is in response to the significant increase in demand in Limerick, with thousands of residents opening the Uber app in recent months.

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