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This article was published on January 10, 2014

Uber’s driver-for-hire service arrives in Dublin to challenge Hailo

Uber’s driver-for-hire service arrives in Dublin to challenge Hailo
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More than a year-and-a-half after Hailo took its cab service to Dublin, Uber is finally arriving in the Emerald Isle’s capital city too.

Uber’s driver-for-hire service lets you beckon a classy car with a few clicks of your smartphone and has been expanding wildly in recent times – it’s now available in dozens of cities across 26 countries, with its other recent launches including Tokyo and Moscow.

In a blog post today, Uber confirmed that while Dublin is its next port-of-call, it will remain in a test phase for now, which means a limited number of vehicles are available.

Uber Answers Ireland’s Call