The DAA has introduced a number of measures to incentivise taxi drivers to serve Dublin airport late at night.
From this evening, it will trial a 'permit rebate scheme' for drivers who take a minimum number of fares in a week after 10pm.
A driver who picks up a minimum of one fare on three separate days in a week, between 10pm and 2am, will have the cost of their permit reimbursed.
The trial will last four months.
In addition, the DAA says in recent weeks it has issued 250 permits to new drivers and more will be issued when demand arises.
"The shortage of taxis, particularly late at night, is a national issue. To better serve our passengers and to help encourage and incentivise more taxi drivers to work unsociable shifts, daa is in the process of introducing a trial permit rebate system for drivers, which will see their annual permit fee being reimbursed if they take a minimum number of fares after 10pm.
"Starting from this evening, any driver who picks up a minimum of one fare on three separate days in a one week period between the hours of 22.00 and 02.00, will see their permit fee reimbursed. The cost of a permit breaks down to €8.46 per week. For every week the incentive requirement is met by a Permit Holder, €8.46 will be refunded through a rebate. The trial will run for four months.
"To further help increase the availability of taxis at Dublin Airport, in recent weeks daa has issued more than 250 permits to new drivers. There is no cap on the number of permits issued and we will continue to issue more permits where demand requires. We hope that these interventions will result in a notable improvement in the availability of taxis at Dublin Airport over the coming weeks and months."