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# aa-ireland - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'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?

# aa-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 11 November, 2019

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you international oil cartel.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 23 August, 2015

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.

# aa-ireland - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.

# aa-ireland - Saturday 21 June, 2014

AA warns of being taken over by dangerous phone-induced "zombie trance" Jaywalking This post contains a poll This post contains images

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 16 December, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 2 December, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 12 August, 2013

Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs CAR

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 29 July, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 23 June, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 17 June, 2013

'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.

# aa-ireland - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 13 May, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Thursday 21 March, 2013

6 bizarre things Irish people have reported stolen

Is anything safe? Apparently not…

# aa-ireland - Monday 4 March, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

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.

# aa-ireland - Thursday 27 December, 2012

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.

# aa-ireland - Monday 26 November, 2012

Drivers asked to 'take care' in wet road conditions

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?

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.

# aa-ireland - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Handy tips to make your petrol last longer Travel Tips This post contains videos

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.

# aa-ireland - Saturday 18 August, 2012

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The Evening Fix: Saturday

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

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

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

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

# aa-ireland - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Backbencher calls for examination of scrapping motor tax Motor Tax This post contains a poll

Backbencher calls for examination of scrapping motor tax

A Fine Gael TD has called on the government to look into eliminating motor tax, and replacing it with extra levies on fuel.

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