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Willie Walsh: he  is joining Dublin-based CarTrawler

Willie Walsh has taken a new job at a Dublin-based travel technology group just weeks after leaving Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group. He(...)

While some pick-up is expected in the summer, the leisure market that drives half the sector is not expected to return “until next Easter at the earliest”.

Every May, as the mercury rises and thousands of tourists descend on Barcelona, car-sharing app SocialCar is typically bombarded with a flood of reque(...)

Our reader booked the elements of the trip separately so requested the cancellation confirmation from Aer Lingus for the outward journey and the accommodation provider, Sixt car hire and Ryanair (for the homeward journey). There was no problem with any provider but Ryanair. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Following an accident on September 16th my husband sustained a serious spinal injury and we were unable to travel on our holiday the following week,”(...)

“We are not in the car industry . . . we are in the tourism industry,” says Sixt Ireland managing director Bernard Loughran (far right).

While size is vastly different between multinational conglomerates and Irish SMEs, the fundamentals of running them is the same, according to Bernard (...)

You pay a premium for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, but picking up a car in a town near where you are flying into can be a real hassle and resolving problems can be more difficult. Photograph: iStock

Car hire can be very handy when you are on your holidays. It can also be very stressful and very costly if you get it wrong. For decades car-hire com(...)

Olivia Mai of the Stork Exchange: “I don’t know how much it’s worth but I wouldn’t sell it because I’ve too much to do with it and I’m finding growing the business too interesting”

Olivia Mai is managing director of the Stork Exchange, a baby and children’s equipment rental service which she runs with husband Bartek, hiring out e(...)

If you do need to go on day trips, hire a car for a couple of days in the middle of your holiday rather than for the duration. If you do need to go on day trips, hire a car for a couple of days in the middle of your holiday rather than for the duration

I am off on my holidays and will probably rent a car but don’t want to be ripped off. Any tips? Loads of them. The first tip is ask yourself do (...)

Project aims to speed up time spent at airports

Car hire firms aggree higher standards Five major car hire firms have agreed to improve practices following a Europe-wide review by the UK’s Comp(...)

Sixt’s Corporate CarSharing setup aims to save as much as 30 per cent on traditional leasing costs.

Time sharing is making a comeback but instead of apartments on the Costa or a villa in Alsace, this time it’s all about sharing company cars. Sixt, th(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. The building materials company’s shares finished down 1.8 per cent at the close yesterday, following the release of the company’s half-yearly figures. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Both European and US stocks made gains yesterday, with Ireland and Iceland the only western countries not to record a positive day’s trading while (...)