The trial will last four months.

taxi.  Image shows dark coloured car with a Tacsaí sign on the driver's door.

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The DAA is trialling a ‘permit rebate scheme’ to incentivise taxi drivers to serve Dublin airport late at night.

From this evening, 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.

The DAA says in recent weeks it has issued 250 permits to new drivers and more will be issued when demand arises.