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C(a)razy - Man hoping to holiday in Leitrim quoted almost €50k to rent vehicle

Jun 22, 2022 14:06 By Shannonside News
C(a)razy -  Man hoping to holiday in Leitrim quoted almost €50k to rent vehicle C(a)razy -  Man hoping to holiday in Leitrim quoted almost €50k to rent vehicle
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The issue of car hire is being cited as a key barrier for tourists looking to holiday in Ireland this summer.

A Leitrim man has revealed a relative of his was quoted over 51,000 euro to rent a car in Ireland.

John McCartin told the Joe Finnegan Show his brother-in-law had hoped to hire the nine-seater vehicle for nine days but it was simply too expensive.

Following an online search, the same car was available to buy for almost eight thousand euro cheaper.

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The former Councillor says it's a real turn-off for tourists who wish to return home this summer.

John says it would be cheaper to rent a helicopter for the short stay.

"Following further research just for the hell of it, I googled and discovered that he could almost get a helicopter for half the price, so I was figuring if he was going to do 200KM a day, to rent a helicopter for that trip, would be around €3,500 a day which was a far cry from the, I think,  €5700 a day he is being quoted for his car."

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