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One of Ireland's biggest taxi app, MyTaxi, is set to rebrand it's name to FREE NOW later this year.

The company, formerly known as Hailo, emailed it's customers today and informed them about the name change. The app changed it's name to MyTaxi back in 2017, spending €5 million on the large ad campaign.

In a statement sent to consumers, MyTaxi wrote;

“The most important thing to remember is that there will be no change to the mytaxi service and app. We’ll still have the same app, the same local team and the same 5-star drivers – just with a new name later this year.” 

The company tweeted about the change; "We’ve exciting news  We’re joining a new mobility brand family. This means we’re getting a new name and look, and will be changing our name to FREE NOW later this year."

The change is apparently due to a merger between Daimler, it's majority shareholder, and BMW

SHARE NOW, REACH NOW, PARK NOW and CHARGE NOW are also a part of the “new brand family”, however these groups don't operate in Ireland as of yet.


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"At MyTaxi, we're always working hard to give people the freedom to move around cities as easily as possible," they said in their latest statement, according to Newstalk.

"As we continue to grow across Europe, it's important that we are consistent, recognisable and offer the best experience possible to all our passengers, no matter where you hail from".

There will be no change to the MyTaxi service and app, which carried over 16 million passengers across Ireland last year. MyTaxi is available in nine countries and more than 100 European cities.

The FAQs section is available for MyTaxi users to help answer its customers queries.

Feature: @mytaxi_ie/Instagram



As movie stars go, Chris Pratt definitely seems like he's got his head screwed on somewhat.

He's openly spoken before about how tough he had it financially in his early days as a struggling actor, admitting that he lived out of a van in Hawaii before getting his first movie role.

And even now, with two big movie franchises on the go – Jurassic Park and Guardians of The Galaxy – Chris seems determined not to get too complacent.

Posting after a long day of shooting on two separate films at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, the father-of-one made it clear he wasn't taking his good luck for granted.

"Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity," he wrote.

"I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money.

"And I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don't give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes.."

And even after 21 hours on the go, Chris still had some fun, throwing out random figures about the length of time he'd been awake for.

"It's 3:20am. I got picked up for work at 6:45am yesterday. I'm not good with math, especially after being up for approximately 61 hours but I think I've been up for over 77 hours," he joked.

"I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later."

We're not sure we'd be quite so chirpy after 21 hours of working two jobs back to back…



Hurray for J-Law! The Oscar winning actress is set to earn a much larger amount than that of her male co-star in the sci-fi film Passengers.

Finally! Hollywood has gradually begun to pay attention to the huge number of high-profile actresses that have been speaking out in recent times, criticising the lower amounts they are paid in comparison to their male co-stars.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that while Chris Pratt’s fee has jumped from €9m to €11m following the success of Jurassic World. Jennifer is set to earn and incredible €18m from 30 per cent of the film’s box office profit.

The larger than usual gap between the earnings of the two would probably not be such a big deal if Chris hadn’t become such a huge star in recent times. But with both Chris and J-Law being firm fan favourites and sure to bring crowds to the cinemas on the film’s release the news comes as a pretty big shock.

Which seems pretty ridiculous when you consider J-Law is a Golden Globe and Oscar winner, and she’s Katniss. Chris Pratt may be hilarious and talk to dinosaurs, but he hasn’t been awarded the little gold status just yet.

Passengers is a supposedly romantic sci-fi drama about Pratt’s character who wakes from a decade’s long nap while still half-way through a journey through space.

Naturally, he doesn’t want to tackle the galaxies alone and makes the stellar decision to wake up fellow passenger. Who is Jennifer Lawrence. We can’t wait to see how this works out for the pair.

Patricia Arquette took a stand for gender equality in the film industry this year when she used her acceptance speech at the Oscars to point out the frustrations of all female actors. And Meryl Streep was very strongly in agreement.

Tina Fey has even rounded up a group of famous ladies in a sketch for Inside Amy Schumer that again called out the industry for their treatment of women in Hollywood films. 



Hundreds of New Zealand passengers flying with Air NZ have been forced to spend three extra days in Hawaii, after their plane was delayed due to ‘a faulty indication system’, and they’ve been awarded compensation for their hardship.

The airline issued an apology: “Due to the lengthy nature of this disruption, the difficulty we’ve experienced in adequately communicating with customers and the fact we have repeatedly let them down, we have made the decision that in addition to our unreserved apology we will also be compensating each customer $1000 in either cash or Airpoints Dollars.”

We are SO jealous. Not only did they get to go to Hawaii in the first place, but they got an extended stay for free.

The only way this would happen to us, is if we had decided to holiday somewhere really awful. And it would probably end up costing us money too. SO unfair!