Gardaí have said that a male taxi driver who was convicted of three charges of sexual assault last month has had his taxi licence revoked.

Earlier today the case was raised in the Dáil by Sinn Féin's Justice spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, who said that people who plead guilty to sexual offences should not be allowed to drive taxis.

The man is due to be sentenced early next month after his case was adjourned to Tuesday.

It followed reports that his bail conditions said he could not carry women as front-seat passengers in his cab. 

However in a statement released this evening, the gardaí said that following the man's conviction in February, the matter was referred to the Garda Superintendent Carriage Office in Dublin and his Small Public Service Vehicle Licence was revoked with immediate effect.