Drivers License Requirements
All drivers must be in possession of a full-unendorsed driver's license at the time of rental. (Certain minor endorsements may be acceptable, please call us prior to booking). All drivers must have held a full driver's license for at least 12 months prior to hiring a car with Irish Car Rentals and must present themselves with their full-unendorsed driver's license at the pick up location at the time of rental. Drivers under 25 must have held their full license for at least 24 months prior to the date of pick up.

Holders of US, Canadian, Australian and All EU member states are NOT required to supply an International Driving License (IDL). An International Driving License (IDL) is required if your national driver's license is not in Roman script. International driver's licenses MUST BE accompanied by the original domestic license of the driver. (This is clearly stated on the international license).

Age Requirements - Restrictions.
Drivers under 25 must have held their full license for at least 24 months prior to the date of pick up. The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years (maximum 75). Drivers under 25, i.e. drivers aged 21,22, 23 or 24 are subject to an insurance surcharge of 25 Euro per day and drivers 70 or over are subject to an insurance surcharge of 25 Euro per day. All drivers under 25 and over 70 are liable for the first 1,200 Euro of damage to the car (excess). The surcharge is paid when collecting the car and is not included in the quoted price.

The minimum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 25 years.

The maximum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 70 years.

Additional named drivers
Additional drivers can be added locally for an additional EURO 7.50 per day per driver. The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years (maximum 75) and drivers under 25 must have held a full driver's licence for at least 24 months prior to hiring a car. Drivers under 25, i.e. drivers aged 21,22, 23 or 24 are subject to an insurance surcharge of 25 Euro per day and drivers 70 or over are subject to an insurance surcharge of 25 Euro per day. All drivers under 25 and over 70 are liable for the first 1,200 Euro of damage to the car (excess). The surcharge is paid when collecting the car and is not included in the quoted price.

The minimum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 25 years.
The maximum age to be a named driver in a minivan, minibus or luxury car rental is 70 years.

Collision Damage Insurance (CDW)
This option limits your financial liability for damage to the Irish Car Rentals vehicle, its parts and accessories, except theft, attempted theft or vandalism, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. The cover is subject to an insurance excess - (see detail under the heading CDW Excess - Excess Liability).
CDW Excess - Excess Liability

If you choose a rate inclusive of CDW insurance, a CDW Excess will apply at all times. All rentals are subject to liability excess, ranging from EURO 750 to EURO 1,200 (depending on the vehicle group rented) for which you are responsible in the event of damage to the Irish Car Rentals vehicle during the rental.

Super Damage Waiver Insurance (SDW)
If you opt for CDW cover, you may also wish to purchase an additional protection, Super Damage Waiver Insurance (SDW) to reduce the already limited liability in case of damage to the Irish Car Rentals vehicle. SDW reduces your excess liability of EURO 750 to EURO 100 for a charge of EURO 9.50 per day on smaller vehicles. The excess on luxury cars, minivans and minibuses is EURO 1,200 and can be reduced to EURO 100 for an additional charge of EURO 15 per day.

Theft Loss Insurance
This insurance option limits your financial liability for loss or theft of the Irish Car Rentals vehicle, its parts and accessories, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. If Theft is not included in the rate you have chosen it is available locally at EURO 7.50 per day.

City center pick up locations
Irish Car Rentals provides a delivery service to some city locations. (Cork City, Galway City). If you have chosen a city center pick up location your car will be delivered by the nearest location on the date and time you have requested. When you have made your booking please send an email to res@icrgroup.ie noting your reservation number and the required delivery address in full. One of our reservation agents will confirm delivery by email. Please note we will only deliver to a hotel or B&B within 3kms of your chosen city center. This service is not free of charge. The delivery charge will be advised at time of reservation confirmation.

Regional Airport pick up locations
Irish Car Rentals provides a delivery service to some regional airports. (Galway Airport). If you have chosen one of these airports as your pick up location your car will be delivered by the nearest location on the date and time you have requested. A representative will meet you at the information point in your specified airport. One of our reservation agents will be in contact via email to confirm the precise delivery details before you arrive in Ireland.

Location Surcharge
If you are picking up your vehicle, at a non-airport location, a "location Surcharge" may apply. The surcharge will be determined by pick up date and or lenght of rental. If a location surcharge applies, it will be included in your rental quotation price.

Methods of Payment
For reservations made via the internet Irish Car Rentals accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards.
Unfortunately Irish Car Rentals are unable to process payment on Debit Cards for internet bookings.
Unfortunately Irish Car Rentals can not accept cash as a method of payment.

The holder of the credit card used for the reservation and payment must be present at the time of pickup. We regret we cannot accept the credit card of a third party who will not be present at the time of the rental. At the time of rental there must be sufficient credit on your card to cover all charges.


MasterCard & Canadian VISA Card Auto rental insurance - CDW waiver options:

MasterCard Auto Rental Insurance and Canadian Visa Card Auto rental Insurance may allow you to waive the cost of Theft Protection and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) for rental cars in some countries. This coverage is ONLY available with Gold or Platinum MasterCard's issued by US bank's and some Canadian Visa card programs. If you pay for the full rental with your eligible MasterCard card or Canadian Visa Card you may be covered for up to $50,000 Auto rental Insurance for your rental without excess. This insurance covers the rental vehicle.

This is an insurance program, certain restrictions and exclusions apply. In order to establish if your MasterCard or Canadian Visa includes Auto Rental Insurance in the Republic of Ireland please call your credit card issuer and/or MasterCard/Canadian Visa before making your reservation. This coverage is a service provided by MasterCard/VISA Canada to the cardholder and therefore it is the card holders responsibility to ensure that they are adequately covered for the entire duration of the rental period. We reserve the right to refuse third party insurance.

Contact Details for Mastercard and Visa Canada
Mastercard can be contacted from the U.S. by calling 1-800-MC-ASSIST
Visa Canada can be contacted from Canada by calling 416.367.8472
In order to establish if your MasterCard or Canadian Visa includes Auto Rental Insurance in the Republic of Ireland please call your credit card issuer and/or MasterCard/Canadian Visa before making your reservation. It is important to confirm to your cerdit card issuer that the Republic of Ireland as your place of rental.

Please Note:
Irish Car Rentals unfortunately can not accept Auto Rental Insurance Programs offered by European Banks and Credit card institutions.

Personal Accident Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available for EURO 6 per day on all vehicles. This insurance covers the driver for personal injuries or fatality up to the sum of EURO 31,750.

Speeding - Parking and other Endorsements/ Fines
Speeding - Parking and other Endorsements/ Fines are the responsibility of the hirer in full. Irish Car Rentals accepts no responsibility for any fine or payment. The renter is obliged to inform Irish Car Rentals of any fines or parking tickets issued whilst the renter is using the vehicle.

Car Types Available
Irish Car Rentals operates a fleet with many different makes and models of cars. Whilst every effort will be made to supply the reserved model, we reserve the right to supply a suitable alternative. Unfortunately due to our extended fleet we can not guarantee a particular make or model and vehicles shown on our webiste are only examples of what we have on fleet. All cars are equipped with car radios and either cassette players or CD players. Every effort will be made when you arrive to provide a car with either a CD player or cassette player (depending on your preference). We can not guarantee a CD player or cassette player when you reserve your car.

Baby Seats - Child Seats
Baby seats are available by prior notification at an additional cost of EURO 6 per day, EURO 42 per week to a maximum cost of EURO 84 on any rental. Baby seats are NOT available for children under 6 months old. Child seats are mandatory by law in Ireland for children aged from 12 months to 4.5 years.

Hand Free set
Irish Car rentals are delighted to announce that we currently have hand free sets for most mobile phones for rent at our locations.
 

Hands free set are available on request and are subject to a minimum 48 hours notice at an additional cost of EURO 20 per day. A deposit of €80 will be charged on pick up, once the hand free set is returned in the same condition as it went out, the deposit will be refunded to you. Please submit your request with you booking for confirmation of availability.

Fuel Policy - for your convenience
We are pleased to offer you the convenience of the Prepaid Fuel Option. You may now purchase your initial tank of fuel from Irish Car Rentals at the time of rental at a price that is very competitive with local fuel stations.
This method eliminates the need for you to refill the tank before returning your rental vehicle.

Please be aware that we are unable to give a refund for unused fuel

Deposits
A specified deposit will be charged to your credit card when you make your booking. This will be detailed on the booking page. Any balance due will be charged at time of pick up in EURO. Bookings for pick up within the next 45 days require full prepayment at time of booking.

Cancellations
15% of the rental cost is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

Airport Fee
In common with many Airport Car Rental companies a standard airport fee of EURO 22.00 will be added to the cost when you pick up your car at Dublin, Shannon, Kerry (Farranfore) or Cork Airport's. This is payable on arrival.

Road Fund Tax (RFT)
All rentals will incur a charge of €0.88 per day which will be charged locally upon arrival at the collection point.

Cross Border Hire - Northern Ireland
Should you wish to drive in the Northern Ireland it is a requirement of rental that you inform Irish Car Rentals that you wish to do so prior to leaving the rental location. There is a nominal EURO 21 fee when taking your car into Northern Ireland. Cars can not be taken off the island of Ireland at any stage.
 

Late fees - After Hours
Dublin Airport: For collection after 22:00 a late fee of EURO 25 applies to all bookings
Shannon Airport: For collection after 20:00 a late fee of EURO 25applies to all bookings
Cork Airport: For collection after 22:00 a late fee of EURO 25 applies to all bookings
Kerry Airport: For collection after 20:00 a late fee of Euro 25 applies to all bookings

Vat is 13.5% in the Republic of Ireland and is applicable on all extras such as extra driver charges, additional insurances purchased locally and baby seats.

Version COH/29/07/04 - Subject to alteration without prior notification

 

 
 

RATES INCLUDE

 
Unlimited mileage.
Third party liability insurance.
CDW theft insurance.
Taxes (VAT @ 12.5%).
24 hour breakdown & recovery service
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