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'Price gouging will kill the tourism industry' - woman saves €1,500 on car hire costs by hiring from the North

Fears that ‘price gouging’ by rental firms could kill tourist trade

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Cora Creed pictured in Kenmare, County Kerry with the car she rented in Northern Ireland.

Cora Creed pictured in Kenmare, County Kerry with the car she rented in Northern Ireland.

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A car rental company in Northern Ireland has witnessed a 550pc increase in inquiries in the last year, largely driven by tourists looking to save on car hire costs south of the border.

One woman who saved nearly €1,500 on a three-month car rental by hiring the vehicle in Northern Ireland and having it delivered to Dublin has said “price gouging” by operators in the republic will kill the tourism industry here.


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