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Rising rental car prices damaging tourism says local TD

May 27, 2022 13:05 By Shannonside News
Rising rental car prices damaging tourism says local TD Rising rental car prices damaging tourism says local TD
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Ireland has one of the highest price rates in car rental in Europe.

High accommodation and rental car prices will have an effect on tourism in Ireland.

That's according to Roscommon TD Michael Fitzmaurice who says Ireland is known as a rip off republic.

The cost of a renting a family car in Dublin for a fortnight is as much as 4,000 euro more expensive than Athens, Lisbon and Barcelona.

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Failte Ireland has this week warned that car rental prices here are undermining Ireland's reputation as a value-for-money destination.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show this morning, Deputy Fitzmaurice urged businesses especially hotels to re-think their high prices.

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