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12th Dec 2023

Uber names the best and worst areas in Ireland for passenger behaviour

Fiona Frawley

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These Dublin suburbs have some explaining to do.

Christmas is always a busy time for Irish taxi drivers and if you’re looking to make sure you’re on the nice list, new data from Uber outlining the best and worst rated areas for passengers should give you an indication.

The data is based on information from Uber’s own taxi drivers, and was first shared by the Independent.

Criteria used to describe passengers include rudeness, aggression, as well as eating or smoking in the vehicle.

If you’ve attempted to tuck into your Supermacs while still on your way home that could be a score against you, as Limerick taxi driver James Quinn reveals: “The worst is when people want to eat their chips and garlic sauce in the back, or don’t put on a seatbelt and slam the door.”

“The all-too-familiar ‘are you busy?’ chat can also get a bit too much every time – but overall, the holiday vibe is electric and I’m proud to play my part,” he added.

Uber has outlined the best and worst areas in Ireland for passenger behaviour. Image via Getty. 

The official rankings for worst and best areas in terms of passenger behaviour are as follows.


1. Rathmines (Dublin)

2. Stoneybatter (Dublin)

3. Rochestown (Cork)

4. Bray (Wicklow)

5. Cabra (Dublin)

6. Salt Hill (Galway)

7. Tallaght (Dublin)

8. Maynooth (Kildare)

9. Portobello (Dublin)

10. Navan (Meath)


1. Balbriggan (Dublin)

2. Castletroy (Limerick)

3. Dalkey (Dublin)

4. Castleknock (Dublin)

5. Clontarf (Dublin)

6. Sunday’s Well (Cork)

7. Dooradoyle (Limerick)

8. Drogheda (Louth)

9. Oranmore (Galway)

10. Blanchardstown (Dublin)

If you want to check your personal rating from Uber drivers, you can do so by opening the Uber app, then tapping account – settings – privacy – summary of how you use Uber – view my ratings.

Header image via Getty 


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