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Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ireland seals acquisition

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ireland has bolstered its fleet of vehicles and increased its inbound business from North America with the acquisition of Dooley Car Rentals.

Under the deal, Enterprise has bought the car rental business of the Dan Dooley Group. This includes a fleet of more than 1,400 vehicles and a number of international customers and contracts.

The fee for the deal has not been disclosed.

Pat Dooley, CEO, Dooley Group, said: “We have made significant investment in the Dooley Car Rental business and brand, and the sale of the business to Enterprise Rent-A-Car will ensure that the investment continues in the future so as to grow the business. Enterprise’s ability to invest in growing the new business will also present opportunities for Dooley employees within a global corporation.”

The operations director and general manager of Dooley Car Rentals, Gerry McDermott, will continue to lead the Dooley Car Rentals business independently, which has around 50 employees. Pat Dooley will remain in an advisory role.

The other divisions within the Dan Dooley Group, including its Ford dealerships in Tipperary and County Limerick, are not affected by this agreement.

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