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# aa-ireland - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?

Oct 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 76,505 Views 79 Comments

A major overhaul of the VRT system was announced in today’s Budget.

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'The price of petrol will drop — but you're going to be disappointed'
# Crude And Unusual
# Crude And Unusual

'The price of petrol will drop — but you're going to be disappointed'

Apr 22nd 2020, 4:48 PM 107,814 Views 40 Comments

Why are Irish motorists not yet feeling the benefit of declining global oil prices?

# aa-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Over 1,300 motorists broke down on their way to hospital last year, figures from the AA show
# Breakdowns
# Breakdowns

Over 1,300 motorists broke down on their way to hospital last year, figures from the AA show

Dec 29th 2019, 3:08 PM 12,078 Views 26 Comments

More than 20 of these cases involved a passenger who was in labour.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises
# The Morning After
# The Morning After

Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:18 PM 21,118 Views 46 Comments

It takes most people between one and two hours to process one standard drink.

# aa-ireland - Monday 11 November, 2019

It costs over €17,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

It costs over €17,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage

Nov 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 32,442 Views 42 Comments

People who took out a 90% mortgage this year are likely to pay out €11,000 per year.

# aa-ireland - Monday 15 July, 2019

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone
# Pumping It
# Pumping It

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone

Jul 15th 2019, 9:12 AM 24,084 Views 91 Comments

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Motorist banned from driving for six months and fined €750 for parking in disabled bay
# Courts
# Courts

Motorist banned from driving for six months and fined €750 for parking in disabled bay

Sep 12th 2018, 10:21 PM 69,341 Views 80 Comments

Judge Patrick Durcan said that the accused, who did not turn up in court, had “a boorish nature”.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
# On The Road
# On The Road

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Jul 29th 2018, 3:24 PM 14,649 Views 46 Comments

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year
# Sun Glare
# Sun Glare

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year

Jun 24th 2018, 2:28 PM 28,672 Views 34 Comments

Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.

Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?
# The Danish Way
# The Danish Way

Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?

Jun 24th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,190 Views 103 Comments

Dublin “behind the Danes” – more people cycling to work in Copenhagen than driving

# aa-ireland - Monday 6 November, 2017

It costs about €16,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

It costs about €16,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage

Nov 6th 2017, 6:15 AM 33,022 Views 30 Comments

However, it’s about €5,000 less than during the boom.

# aa-ireland - Friday 13 October, 2017

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Oct 13th 2017, 1:05 PM 76,319 Views 53 Comments

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
# Fuelling The Boom
# Fuelling The Boom

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

May 24th 2017, 12:25 PM 12,861 Views 52 Comments

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

# aa-ireland - Monday 17 April, 2017

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,722 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:12 PM 22,627 Views 94 Comments

Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.

# aa-ireland - Monday 28 December, 2015

This is the most common cause of breakdowns for Irish motorists
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

This is the most common cause of breakdowns for Irish motorists

Dec 28th 2015, 10:37 PM 63,434 Views 93 Comments

And it’s (usually) avoidable.

# aa-ireland - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Why you can expect filling up the car to be cheap for a while yet
# Pumped
# Pumped

Why you can expect filling up the car to be cheap for a while yet

Dec 8th 2015, 4:31 PM 20,417 Views 44 Comments

Thank you international oil cartel.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?
# Written In The Stars
# Written In The Stars

Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?

Aug 23rd 2015, 12:12 PM 32,632 Views 43 Comments

It’s Sunday and AA Ireland’s tongue is firmly in its cheek with this analysis.

# aa-ireland - Friday 15 August, 2014

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year

Aug 15th 2014, 1:24 PM 23,153 Views 70 Comments

The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.

# aa-ireland - Saturday 21 June, 2014

AA warns of being taken over by dangerous phone-induced "zombie trance"
# Jaywalking
# Jaywalking

AA warns of being taken over by dangerous phone-induced "zombie trance"

Jun 21st 2014, 4:15 PM 14,335 Views 20 Comments

A poll on the organisation’s website revealed that a majority of people are in favour of fines for this kind of behaviour.

# aa-ireland - Monday 16 December, 2013

Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol
# Bargain Hunting
# Bargain Hunting

Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol

Dec 16th 2013, 6:15 AM 11,887 Views 47 Comments

Unsurprisingly it’s people in counties closest to the border who are most likely to head north for bargains.

# aa-ireland - Monday 2 December, 2013

Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance

Dec 2nd 2013, 9:04 AM 9,962 Views 108 Comments

On average, women under 25 saw an increase of 20 per cent with some reporting rises of up to 50 per cent while younger men reap the benefits of the new pricing system.

# aa-ireland - Monday 12 August, 2013

Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs
# CAR
# CAR

Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs

Aug 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 8,687 Views 92 Comments

General motor costs, car tax and driving licences all increased over the last 12 months while the price of petrol decreased.

# aa-ireland - Monday 29 July, 2013

Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip
# Insurance
# Insurance

Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip

Jul 29th 2013, 10:29 AM 5,513 Views 18 Comments

Women are less likely to cover themselves with many saying they would only invest in travel insurance for an expensive holiday.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Cars in Cavan and Kildare most likely to break down
# Driving A Banger
# Driving A Banger

Cars in Cavan and Kildare most likely to break down

Jun 23rd 2013, 1:41 PM 6,289 Views 29 Comments

Over half of the participants of the AA poll believe that the condition of Irish cars is worse now than they were in 2012.

# aa-ireland - Monday 17 June, 2013

'Modest' fall means petrol prices are down 7 per cent in ten months
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

'Modest' fall means petrol prices are down 7 per cent in ten months

Jun 17th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,299 Views 21 Comments

Data from AA Ireland says the average litre of petrol now costs 157.4 cent – down from a peak of €1.70 last year.

# aa-ireland - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Almost 72% of Irish motorists believe garda presence on roads has reduced
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 72% of Irish motorists believe garda presence on roads has reduced

Jun 4th 2013, 7:54 AM 5,613 Views 57 Comments

A new poll by AA revealed that 40 per cent think the government is not treating road safety as a priority.

# aa-ireland - Monday 13 May, 2013

The cost of filling your car fell last month
# Petrol Prices
# Petrol Prices

The cost of filling your car fell last month

May 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,224 Views 31 Comments

AA Ireland says that petrol prices fell by nearly four per cent with diesel falling by just under 5 per cent.

# aa-ireland - Thursday 21 March, 2013

6 bizarre things Irish people have reported stolen
# Weird Thefts
# Weird Thefts

6 bizarre things Irish people have reported stolen

Mar 21st 2013, 1:57 PM 25,170 Views 19 Comments

Is anything safe? Apparently not…

# aa-ireland - Monday 4 March, 2013

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road
# Driving
# Driving

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Mar 4th 2013, 11:55 AM 12,823 Views 96 Comments

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

# aa-ireland - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey
# Petrol Prices
# Petrol Prices

Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey

Feb 19th 2013, 1:58 PM 5,140 Views 25 Comments

An average litre of petrol now costs 159.4 cent, and a litre of diesel 153.7 cent, according to AA Ireland research.

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel
# Driving
# Driving

Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel

Jan 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,057 Views 42 Comments

A report from AA also showed that 50 percent of male drivers have run over a pet or animal while driving.

# aa-ireland - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nearly half of Irish adults worry about elderly relatives during winter - survey
# Take Care
# Take Care

Nearly half of Irish adults worry about elderly relatives during winter - survey

Dec 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,793 Views 4 Comments

AA Ireland also found that while people are unlikely to offer financial assistance to prevent causing offence, their own financial problems can also stop them.

# aa-ireland - Monday 26 November, 2012

Drivers asked to 'take care' in wet road conditions
# Weather
# Weather

Drivers asked to 'take care' in wet road conditions

Nov 26th 2012, 7:19 AM 7,044 Views 29 Comments

Plus, flooding has affected some DART services.

# aa-ireland - Saturday 10 November, 2012

You told us what you thought saved petrol, so which of them actually work?
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

You told us what you thought saved petrol, so which of them actually work?

Nov 10th 2012, 9:45 AM 18,365 Views 32 Comments

In response to last week’s piece on how to save on petrol, we here at TheJournal.ie dug through the comments to see which could actually help save you money.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Handy tips to make your petrol last longer
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

Handy tips to make your petrol last longer

Nov 4th 2012, 9:20 AM 35,940 Views 115 Comments

You really should read this because, as we all now know, money doesn’t grow on trees and neither does petrol.

# aa-ireland - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Aug 18th 2012, 7:58 PM 10,756 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Motor tax reform will require drivers to prove cars are off the road in advance
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Motor tax reform will require drivers to prove cars are off the road in advance

May 23rd 2012, 11:40 AM 25,213 Views 69 Comments

A new system cleared by the cabinet yesterday mean drivers will need to provide documentary proof that their cars were not used.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Bad news for drivers: petrol and diesel prices hit record highs
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Bad news for drivers: petrol and diesel prices hit record highs

Mar 18th 2012, 12:26 PM 9,531 Views 72 Comments

The average cost of one litre of petrol in Ireland is now 162.1c – and there’s no sign of the price coming down any time soon.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly
# Roads
# Roads

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

Jan 29th 2012, 10:37 AM 8,006 Views 61 Comments

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

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