Association Chair quitting taxi trade after rank vote
IN a shock announcement the Chairman of Tralee Taxi Association, Terry Boyle, has announced he is quitting the taxi trade with immediate effect because of Tralee Municipal District council’s ruling on the location of new taxi ranks in the town centre.
Mr Boyle – who has been a taxi driver for 26 years and owned and ran well known local taxi firm Windmill Cabs since 1997 – made the announcement via social media on Monday.
“After over 26 years driving Taxis in the Tralee area I will be bowing out of the business in the coming weeks. High running costs and in particular high insurance coupled with a difficult Taxi Rank situation in Tralee at present are among the reasons for this decision,” said Mr Boyle.
Mr Boyle is to take up a new job with Acorn Life next week and Windmill Cabs will continue to operate as normal.
“I would like to thank the many customers and drivers that have supported me more over the years. It is hugely appreciated,” he said.
“While there were several difficult challenges along the way in those years the encouragement and support of you all made that journey a lot easier and enjoyable. I made life-long friendships with many people in those years and this is what makes this decision so difficult,” he said.
“I again thank for your support over the last 26 years and hope that you will support me on my new journey. Windmill Cabs will continue to operate with Maurice James Albert and Mike continuing at the helm,” Mr Boyle said.
As Chairman of Tralee Taxi Association Mr Boyle led local drivers’ six month campaign against Tralee’s new rank system.
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