The car hire company was placed in examinership in February 2010 and re-emerged in May 2010 after securing investment from the owners of the Thrifty car rental franchise."
On the 30th April 2010 The Irish Times reported "Irish Car Rental's board agrees to quit for investor" - A clear-out of the board of Irish Car Rentals Ltd sought as a condition of investment in the court-protected ICR motor group of companies has been agreed, the High Court heard yesterday.
The executive directors of the company said they were prepared to resign in the interests of the survival of the group, which employs 160 people. They have also agreed to resign as employees of the companies without any compensation for loss of office so as to facilitate the survival."
On the 2nd September 2011 the same newspaper ran a report "Irish Car Rentals posts loss of €13m for 2008" It had posted a loss of just under €13 million for the 53-week period ended November 2nd, 2008.
The 2nd September Irish Times report went on to say "The €12.9 million pre-tax loss revealed in the recently filed accounts compares to a pre-tax loss of just over €4,000 for 2007. It gives an insight into the financial decline of the business in the years preceding the examinership process. Turnover increased in the same year, from €13.2 million in 2007 to €15.5 million in 2008"
The ICR group operates the Europcar, Alamo and National car rental franchises for the Republic. It comprises Irish Car Rentals Ltd, Irish Car Rental (Holdings) Ltd, ICRG Dealerships Ltd, Ennis Road Motors Ltd, Motorzone Ltd, Car Central Ltd and Clareview Auto Repair Centre Ltd.
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