I don't know you personally Conman so I won't make any judgments about you but what you have said in this thread is basically a defence against what is obviously a discriminatory policy and you have gone lengths to justify it. You come across as an apologist for thinly veiled racism in this thread , simple as that.
And again , may i ask you the point of all your posts on the subject? That foreign nationals should be differentiated from the locals while doing business by driving cabs? That they are poor and rash drivers than your 'green' blooded Irishmen? What IS your point , apart from defending their stance?
"I hate racism but.... <insert biases and prejudices here>".. You know what you sound like?
No, i don't think foreign nationals should be differentiated, but have a choice to highlight their identity if they so wish. As long as Racism is not the reason behind putting a green light on a cab, then i don't see it as much of a problem (infact would many people actually do it?) ..
It's not going to make me choose to use it, just because it's got a wee green light. I'll hop into whatever taxi is first in line. I'm surprised (actually I'm not) that no one seems to comment on the fact that I do like journeys from immigrants, as I don't care where they are from.
In my home town, there are lots of taxis that have come down from Dublin every day to drive people around, and they don't have a clue where anything is. I'd like that they know where they are going, is that too much to ask?
Taxi drivers as a requirement should be expert drivers, know their way around (main routes, back roads), courteous, professional & able to speak the language. It doesn't matter where they are from, or how long they have lived here.
I pointed out a lot of problems that exist, and hope that the authorities will sort it out. That would be my hope, then there would be no need for any such antics to exist.