One Dublin taxi driver has made an appeal to the public: stop collecting people arriving into Dublin Airport at the departures entrance.
Damien has said people at Terminal 2 are doing this, and blocking up the area in the process.
He told Lunchtime Live this means taxis are dropping people off further away.
"When you go out there to drop off at Departures, there's lines of private cars parked there with people sitting in them", he said.
"They're collecting their people - in other words, they say, 'When you come out of Arrivals come down the escalator and come out the Departures door'.
"They're all blocking the whole place up along there - and we even have to drop out in the middle lane".
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Damien said it is a drop-off zone for a reason.
"Everybody [can] drop-off, I mean you could drop-off there but you just drop-off," he said.
"You don't park up and wait for people - nobody's moving them along.
"But if a taxi stops there for five minutes with nobody in it, they come down on you like a tonne of bricks".
'Nobody's saying a word'
Damien said he believes this is likely because people want to avoid paying for the car park.
"It's like this all the time out there," he said.
"Twice I've gone up there with wheelchair users recently, and twice I've had to unload them in the middle lane because there's a stream of private cars parked on the left.
"Nobody's saying a word to them - I know they're short of staff out there, but surely they could have somebody moving those cars along".
Damien said while any future plans to charge people to drop-off may seem unfair, it may become necessary.
"They'll have to do it - people are giving out about them doing it, but they'll have no choice," he said.
"If a ticket system comes in and we've to pay, it's only going to passed on to the customer then - which is unfair," he added.
It comes as the airport is “facing a brick wall at the moment” when it comes to car parking.
DAA spokesperson Graeme McQueen has encouraged anyone planning to use the facilities to book well in advance.
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