Transport chiefs have denied a request by Uber to operate outside of the taxi system in Ireland.
They say it's because we don't have laws to regulate it and it doesn't fit in with plans to make all cabs wheelchair accessible.
Uber is an American company that allows ordinary people to operate as a de facto taxi driver.
That's subject to certain conditions like having a background check and a car no older than 2008.
It's seen as an alternative to cabs in other countries but doesn't work like that here, because people driving for money have to be licensed.
Uber's made the case it could help ease Dublin's traffic congestion problem but the National Transport Authority has told bosses it cannot operate alongside the taxi industry here.
Jim Waldron of the National Private Hire and Taxi Association is glad
"Apart from being a taxi driver, I'm also a father. I'd like my daughter or my son to be driven home by a licensed driver who's been vetted by the Gardai. And I'd like that current system to continue."
Uber had also wanted the NTA to remove the requirement for new public service vehicles to be wheelchair accessible.
But the authority said that wouldn't fit in with their strategy to make the entire taxi fleet suitable for disabled passegners by 2035.