Tillingdale, originally Tillingdale Limited, is an Irish company based in Mullingar, Ireland. It was founded in 2000to provide furniture management and horse breeding services under the name Gigginstown House Stud. Since 2003, Tillingdale has also operated under the name O'Leary Cabs, a provider of taxicab services.
The company is owned entirely by Michael O'Leary,CEO of the Irish airline Ryanair. During 2004, the company made a profit of approximately €500,000. In 2013 the company was converted from a limited company to a privately owned unlimited company, meaning that public accounts no longer needed to be filed.
The stud farm operation owns the 2006–Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse War Of Attrition.
The company owns a 2007–Mercedes-Benz S-Class taxi,with Mullingar hackney carriage licence MG99 purchased on a yearly basis from Westmeath County Council for upwards of €6,000. The vehicle has a taxi meter fitted and is allowed to use bus lanes within Dublin.
The Mercedes taxi primarily operates between Ryanair's headquarters at Dublin Airport, and Michael O'Leary's home in Mullingar—a fare of around €86–£82 each way. During the year prior to 2008, these charges amounted to €70,890 and had risen to €96,010 for the year 2009.
At the end of 2011, the single-owner Mercedes S500L was put up for sale with an asking price of €20,000, under the description of "Ireland's most famous taxi" and showing 275,000 kilometres on the odometer.
07D12245 and carried taxi plate number
The current vehicle owned and operated by Tillingdale Unlimited has registration number
201D19026 and taxi plate number
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[O'Leary] is the sole shareholder, ... €500,000 in 2004 ... owns the business name O'Leary Cabs, bought Mr O'Leary's taxi plate in 2003. ... company's main activity is as a stud farm. It trades as Gigginstown House Stud Farm and owns a number of horses, including War of Attrition
The airline chief has made the company unlimited, in a move that frees it from the obligation of having to file publicly available accounts every year with the Companies Office.
1 War Of Attrition (IRE) (Gigginstown House Stud) Mouse Morris IRE 7-11-10 Conor O'Dwyer 15/2
War Of Attrition, the best horse to have carried the colours of Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud
with a meter and uses it to evade congestion between his Mullingar home and Ryanair's Dublin airport headquarters. ... an average fare of £82 for his journey
2007 Mercedes car (for which he has bought a Dublin taxi plate)
O'Leary skates through the bus lanes in his O'Leary Cabs in the rush-hour traffic
hackney plate for his Mercedes – and had a meter installed in it to classify it as a taxi – so he could legally zip down Dublin's bus lanes
Mercedes taxi and driver, enabling him to speed through Dublin's notorious traffic in the bus and taxi lane. "I've always been a transport innovator," he jokes.
In order to avoid commuting-hours gridlock, he paid $6,100 dollars for a taxi license so that he could use Dublin's bus and taxi lanes.
around Dublin in his own licensed taxi, which he bought so that he could slip into bus lanes
as O'Leary was driven off into the Mullingar sunset in his mockeyah [ sic ] taxi
on a farm in Mullingar and O'Leary commutes each day to Dublin airport in his much-famed taxi
Irelands Most Famous Taxi – One owner (Michael O'Leary) immaculately maintained limousine with full service history by approved Mercedes garage. Long Wheel Base. Full leather interior with many extras including leather steering wheel, light alloys, phone kit, wood finish and many more. Already fitted with taxi meter etc. … Mileage 275,000 KM[ permanent dead link ]
Plate: 14365; Type: Taxi; Month Day Year: Feb 06, 2012; Registration: 07D12245; Owner: Tillingdale Limited
Licence Number: T14365 Licence Type: Taxi Licence Status: Active Licence Expiry Date: 11/03/2021 Vehicle Registration No.: 201D19026 Name of Licence Holder: TILLINGDALE UNLIMITED COMPANY