Taxi fares are set to rise following a proposal by the National Transport Authority, but drivers are disappointed the increases won't be higher.
Earlier this month they were up in arms over a report published on the NTA's web site which said fares should stay static.
It was later claimed the report was simply a draft and had been uploaded in error. It was followed by a web post which made no recommendation either way.
Now The Times Ireland Edition reports there could be a 3.5% price rise after all.
It's believed the NTA is looking at putting up the minimum rate from €3.60 to €3.80, and the premium rate from 4 euro to €4.20 The price-per-kilometre would also increase by up to 5 cents.
However The National Private Hire and Taxi Association wants bigger hikes to help cover the rising cost of doing business.
The group's Jim Waldron says drivers are being crippled by the spiraling cost of insurance. He also expects drivers to call for the reintroduction of the €2 fee to put luggage in the boot.