I am a frequent Ireland visitor and have most dilemas solved but continue to run into trouble with car hire despite extensive research before I leave. I recently returned and had a very bad car hire experience which I believe bordered on fraud! (I'll post an extensive warning when I recover from jetlag) Many of the customers returning the car to this company at the same time had serious issues as well.
Is there any agency or law which protects consumers in Ireland or who regulate these car hire firms? Since I am somewhat alert about car hire I was able to fight some of the additional charges, to the tune of 401 Euro, but other tourists who do not have the same advantage are really cheated and have no recourse.
Any info would be helpful!