Commission for Aviation Regulation Notice regarding Cathal Brady T/A Brady Travel ceasing to trade 27th October 2021

(27 Oct 2021)

Cathal Brady T/A Brady Travel is unable to fulfil its obligations to its customers.

The Commission operates consumer protection schemes and, if you find you are out of pocket, you may be covered.


Am I covered by one of the consumer protection schemes?

You may be covered if you purchased a package from Cathal Brady T/A Brady Travel and this package includes travel, departing Ireland. You may also be covered if you bought travel commencing in Ireland.

If you were issued with a Refund Credit Note from Cathal Brady T/A Brady Travel you may be entitled to a refund from the Refund Credit Note scheme, if your booking was a package that included travel, departing from Ireland.


How can I make a claim?

For customers who bought either travel or a travel package commencing in Ireland a claim form is available here. You must submit your claim form within 120 days from the date the business ceased trading, which is detailed above. The Commission will then assess your claim to determine the amount due.

Unfortunately, no other customers are covered by the schemes. If you are one of these customers, we advise you to look at the charge back policy of your credit/debit card provider and/or any holiday insurance you may have in place. 



For media queries please contact Johnny Fallon, / +353 85 889 5103

[1] The Commission has the following roles under the broad heading of travel trade licensing:

Licensing travel agents and tour operators, established in Ireland, buying and selling overseas travel packages and ensuring their other packages within the EU are covered with insolvency protection also.
Administering a bonding scheme for travel agents and tour operators established in Ireland.
Ensuring organisers established within the EU, selling or offering for sale packages and linked travel arrangements in Ireland comply with the requirement to inform the Commission of the security they have in place.
Ensuring organisers established outside the EU, selling or offering for sale packages and linked travel arrangements in Ireland provide security for their Irish sales.
Administering the Travellers’ Protection Fund (which was built up with a levy on passengers of tour operators between 1983 and 1987). This only applies for licensed travel agents and tour operators.
Processing claims for refunds and repatriation in the event of a regulated business being unable to meet its obligations.
Investigating instances of alleged illegal trading and, when necessary, prosecuting illegal traders.

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