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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# AA Ireland

This month
May 2023
# at the pumps
Petrol prices fall to the lowest since September 2021 but rises expected next month
According to a recent survey conducted by AA Ireland the price for both petrol fell by 2.6% while diesel fell 1.2%.
Last month
April 2023
# Now we're sucking diesel
Fuel prices at lowest level since September 2021, but are expected to rise again
The average petrol price across the country is now around €1.59.
All time
# budget 2022
Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists
A €7.50 increase on the current rate of Carbon Tax will increase the price of petrol and diesel.
# crude and unusual
Oil prices look set to rise sharply. Why and what does it mean for Irish motorists?
The collapse of OPEC talks this week could turbo-charge price increases.
# Budget 2021
Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?
A major overhaul of the VRT system was announced in today’s Budget.
# crude and unusual
'The price of petrol will drop — but you're going to be disappointed'
Why are Irish motorists not yet feeling the benefit of declining global oil prices?
# Breakdowns
Over 1,300 motorists broke down on their way to hospital last year, figures from the AA show
More than 20 of these cases involved a passenger who was in labour.
# The Morning After
Avoid driving if you still feel hungover the morning after a night out, AA Ireland advises
It takes most people between one and two hours to process one standard drink.
# Bills Bills Bills
It costs over €17,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
People who took out a 90% mortgage this year are likely to pay out €11,000 per year.
# pumping it
The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone
Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.
# Courts
Motorist banned from driving for six months and fined €750 for parking in disabled bay
Judge Patrick Durcan said that the accused, who did not turn up in court, had “a boorish nature”.
# On The Road
Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.
# sun glare
Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year
Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.
# The Danish Way
Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?
Dublin “behind the Danes” – more people cycling to work in Copenhagen than driving
# Bills Bills Bills
It costs about €16,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
However, it’s about €5,000 less than during the boom.
# Rain Rain Go Away
Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland
Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.
# fuelling the boom
The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.
# pump it up
Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.
# Beep beep
Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.
# Beep beep
This is the most common cause of breakdowns for Irish motorists
And it’s (usually) avoidable.
# pumped
Why you can expect filling up the car to be cheap for a while yet
Thank you international oil cartel.
# written in the stars
Which star sign is most likely to attract penalty points?
It’s Sunday and AA Ireland’s tongue is firmly in its cheek with this analysis.
# Beep beep
Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.
# jaywalking
AA warns of being taken over by dangerous phone-induced "zombie trance"
A poll on the organisation’s website revealed that a majority of people are in favour of fines for this kind of behaviour.
# bargain hunting
Shoppers still going to Northern Ireland for cheap food and alcohol
Unsurprisingly it’s people in counties closest to the border who are most likely to head north for bargains.
# car insurance
Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance
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.
Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs
General motor costs, car tax and driving licences all increased over the last 12 months while the price of petrol decreased.
# Insurance
Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip
Women are less likely to cover themselves with many saying they would only invest in travel insurance for an expensive holiday.
# driving a banger
Cars in Cavan and Kildare most likely to break down
Over half of the participants of the AA poll believe that the condition of Irish cars is worse now than they were in 2012.
# Sucking diesel
'Modest' fall means petrol prices are down 7 per cent in ten months
Data from AA Ireland says the average litre of petrol now costs 157.4 cent – down from a peak of €1.70 last year.
# Road Safety
Almost 72% of Irish motorists believe garda presence on roads has reduced
A new poll by AA revealed that 40 per cent think the government is not treating road safety as a priority.
# Petrol Prices
The cost of filling your car fell last month
AA Ireland says that petrol prices fell by nearly four per cent with diesel falling by just under 5 per cent.
# weird thefts
6 bizarre things Irish people have reported stolen
Is anything safe? Apparently not…
# Driving
60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road
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.
# Petrol Prices
Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey
An average litre of petrol now costs 159.4 cent, and a litre of diesel 153.7 cent, according to AA Ireland research.
# Driving
Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel
A report from AA also showed that 50 percent of male drivers have run over a pet or animal while driving.
# take care
Nearly half of Irish adults worry about elderly relatives during winter - survey
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.
# Weather
Drivers asked to 'take care' in wet road conditions
Plus, flooding has affected some DART services.
# travel tips
You told us what you thought saved petrol, so which of them actually work?
In response to last week’s piece on how to save on petrol, we here at dug through the comments to see which could actually help save you money.
# travel tips
Handy tips to make your petrol last longer
You really should read this because, as we all now know, money doesn’t grow on trees and neither does petrol.