Taxi drivers are calling for a €1 surcharge on all fares to help with the rising cost of petrol.
While drivers were awarded a fare increase in 2019, to take effect in July 2020, this was put on hold due to the pandemic.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has started a consultation process for a new fare review, which will soon go out to public consultation.
But spokesperson with the National Taxi Forum, Darren English, told Newstalk Breakfast they need help now.
"We are asking for a €1 emergency surcharge be given to us that we can charge on the meter - the meter doesn't have to be calibrated or resealed.
"It can be put down as one of the extras as a stop-gap between now and the end of that fare review.
"That fare review takes a little bit of time, so it could be later summer/early autumn before we see any fare increase.
"As we know the price of fuel has hit €2 a litre, and by what we've been hearing it's just going to rise and rise now".
He says the cost of filling a tank has steadily increased.
"Over the last couple of months, the increase has eaten into the taxi industry's profits.
"Our last fare review, to fill a 50 litre tank, would have cost you about €60 to €63.
"At the weekend now it hit €2 a litre, so it brings that up to €100."
And he says the taxi industry has still not returned to pre-COVID levels.
"We're still down business throughout the week, and our members and drivers are driving around more - and travelling more - to pick up fares.
"Naturally enough they're burning more fuel, which means at the end of the week they could be down up to €100 a week."