The Gardaí have clarified that a taxi driver, who was convicted on three charges of sexual assaults, has had his Small Public Service Vehicle Licence revoked since the end of February.
This meant he was no longer a taxi driver, and could not carry any passengers.
He is due to be sentenced at a later date.
The male taxi driver pleaded guilty and was convicted in the Criminal Courts of Justice on the three charges in February of this year.
This case was remanded for sentencing on April 9th.
AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA CLARIFICATION.
In Feb this yr. a male taxi driver was convicted in the CCJ on 3 charges of
sexual assault. Following conviction the Garda Carriage Office was immediately
notified and the taxi licence (SPSV) was revoked in Feb with immediate
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 11, 2019
Following the conviction, Garda Sergeant Aoife Cronin of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) immediately referred the matter to the Garda Superintendent Carriage Office in Dublin.
An Garda Síochána have said that on February 28th, the Small Public Service Vehicle Licence was revoked "with immediate effect" for this male driver.
Concerns were raised in the Dáil earlier about the safety of people in taxis.