I don't think he meant that. I think he meant 5.60 from dorset st to where he asked the driver to get off, at Blessington street. That would sound about right, knowing Dublin taxi prices.
Dublin taxi prices are pretty steep, compared to fares in other places.
In some places, the taxi fares are set according to location, and not metered. For example, 5 euro within Monaghan Town, and 12 euro to outlying villages.
Meters work to the favour of the taxi driver. Think about it. These machines make no account of traffic conditions, apart from having different rates for
The first few km,
Then per km after that, in increasing fare levels
There is also a set rate for waiting time/stuck in traffic
But they all add up.
I'd prefer a flat rate to a metered fare.
What do you think?