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#Conor Faughnan

# conor-faughnan - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Almost half of drivers spend more time commuting than they did a year ago

35.26% of those surveyed strongly agreed that a lack of reliable public transport had left them reliant on a car to get to work.

# conor-faughnan - 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”.

# conor-faughnan - Friday 26 January, 2018

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 15 May, 2017

My Favourite Drive: Conor Faughnan on the long road from Dublin to Sligo

Lough Key and a very special sculpture make this quite the trip.

# conor-faughnan - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Those who earn more will pay higher speeding fines under proposed safety law changes

The Road Safety Authority said it will be watching the UK’s road laws with interest.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 24 April, 2017

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 20 March, 2017

The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards

The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel is now the highest its been in 18 months.

# conor-faughnan - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why

A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.

# conor-faughnan - Thursday 8 September, 2016

"We're on our knees and begging" - motorists being driven off the road by insurance costs, committee hears

The Oireachtas Finance committee today heard from the AA together with groups representing both older and younger drivers.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 26 August, 2013

Dublin and commuter counties worst for burglaries - survey

Over 28 per cent of people have fallen victim to a burglary, a new survey has found.

# conor-faughnan - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Young men most likely to get injured, lose their passport or miss a flight on holiday

Meanwhile older people are more likely to lose stuff on holiday.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 12 August, 2013

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.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 22 April, 2013

Average driver to spend €243 on petrol this month, paying €138.50 in tax

The latest price survey by the AA Roadwatch has shown that petrol now costs an average of 162 cent per litre, while diesel costs an average of 153.8 cent.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Room for improvement in penalty point system

No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - 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.

# conor-faughnan - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles

Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…

# conor-faughnan - Monday 28 November, 2011

Motor tax will rise in Budget, minister confirms

Minister Phil Hogan said increasing indirect taxes rather than income tax would give consumers “some choices” in their spending.

# conor-faughnan - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland

The Minister for the Environment confirmed that road taxes will be increased in the Budget for 2012.

# conor-faughnan - Thursday 13 October, 2011

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD Motor Tax This post contains a poll

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD

Eamonn Maloney said an extra fuel surcharge would allow the government to axe the current vehicle tax altogether.

# conor-faughnan - Monday 5 September, 2011

Camera installed in Dublin to catch drivers running red lights

Ireland’s first red light camera enforcement project is to begin shortly in Dublin.

# conor-faughnan - Friday 26 August, 2011

One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver

More men than women said they had knowingly taken a lift with someone who was over the limit.

# conor-faughnan - Sunday 27 March, 2011

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition

The breakdown assistance company says motorists paying high taxes on petrol shouldn’t have to tolerate poor road conditions.