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my parents who are 76 years old want to goto Ireland and rent a car

I know this is a huge hassle can anyone recommend a rental agency in IRELAND , that will give them the LEAST hassle about renting a car at there age
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NAMEWITHELD12
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Math & Science???  Network Hardware??? Really???

you are sending this question to many experts who have absolutely NO interest in your TRAVEL subject....

Please use only Miscellaneous in the future for this type of question!
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
TBH the chances of serious hassle in Ireland is remote.  Where are they landing?
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
June 1 in Dublin , some of the rental car agencys required a medical note from a doctor and crap

this one seems the best so far

http://www.dan-dooley.ie/car-rental-hire-shannon-airport.htm
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nickg5Commented:
Yes, there are people who may be interested in helping you answer your question.
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Why don't you consider a car rental agency that operates in the USA?

Budget

Enterprise is there, and so is Hertz.


Budget are one of the main companies providing car hire in Dublin Airport and have desks conveniently located within the arrivals hall of both Terminal 1 and the newly opened Terminal 2.

Customers arriving into Terminal 1 should turn right when exiting the baggage reclaim area where you will see the Budget car rental desk directly in front of you.

Customers arriving into Terminal 2 should leave the baggage reclaim area and continue straight across the arrivals hall. The Budget desk is located on the left as you enter the multi-storey car park.

Our friendly staff will be delighted to offer you any needed advice and guide you to your car.
http://www.budget.ie/dublinairport.htm
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Michael-BestCommented:
I suggest you talk to and go via the travel agent that booked your parents travel plans as they will have the connections for the best and most reliable deals though their agency (after all they are responsible for their customers) .
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Michael-BestCommented:
Also an international driving licence will be required and if your parent  driver cannot pass the very strict international driving licence test then renting a car is not an option.
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Sorry, that last comment is just wrong.
info from the US Embassy in Dublin:
http://dublin.usembassy.gov/service/other-citizen-services/other-citizen-services/driving.html

American citizens are permitted to drive in Ireland for the duration of a visit up to 12 months as a tourist. If you wish to apply for an International Permit for use during your visit you can apply through the AAA in the U.S. using the application found here:
http://midatlantic.aaa.com/Travel/~/link.aspx?_id=D057DFE141934C829D319FF564BEFB0F&_z=z
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nickg5Commented:
Try Hertz, Budget, or Enterprise as they rent cars all over the U.S. and Europe.
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Michael-BestCommented:
@ DanCh992015-04-29 at 06:09:22ID: 40749429
Re: "Sorry, that last comment is just wrong."

RE: Michael-Best2015-04-28 at 01:48:13ID: 40746619

Sorry that my wording was not clear...

"pass the very strict international driving licence test " = complete and pay the fee for an APPLICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT...

For us elderly folk the paper-work is considered by me, as a test to truly understand international driving laws...

Left side drivers often make mistakes leading to fatal accidends in Right side driver countries, and vise versa
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nickg5Commented:
When will their trip be taken?
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Michael-BestCommented:
@ nickg5
"When will their trip be taken?"

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"NAMEWITHELD122015-04-26 at 10:38:07ID: 40744501
June 1 in Dublin"
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nickg5Commented:
This informative article gives you some tips, as well as a list of possibilities for a rental car agency.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186591-c2757/Ireland:Renting.A.Car.In.Ireland.html
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Michael-BestCommented:
The driver(s) will need to fill out the forms.
Also pay for the international drivers licence and also carry valid a USA drivers licence and the international drivers licence at all times when driving.

the LEAST hassle about renting a car at there age"
"some of the rental car agencys required a medical note from a doctor and crap"
"this one seems the best so far
http://www.dan-dooley.ie/car-rental-hire-shannon-airport.htm"

Your own search and link looks to be a reasonable car rental service.
The easiest solution in my experience would be as I previously suggested to ask your travel agent and also mention your find of Doodley Car Rentals.
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Michael-Best2015-04-28 at 01:42:25ID: 40746603
I suggest you talk to and go via the travel agent that booked your parents travel plans as they will have the connections for the best and most reliable deals though their agency (after all they are responsible for their customers) .

If you booked online?
Go to a local travel agent and do not mention that you have already booked online to get their advice...
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