Cost Of Running Family Home Is Up 3% – AA Ireland

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen by over 3% in the last 12 months to €16,169.15 – equating to about 43% of the current average Irish national wage, according to figures issued today by AA Home Insurance. The AA carries out a detailed calculation each year which looks at the total cost […]

Fuel Costs Rising For Average Motorists, AA Finds

The majority of motorists find themselves spending up to €125 on petrol or diesel per month, recent research has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 5,000 motorists, 58.26% of respondents stated that their typical monthly fuel spend was up to €125. Of this 58%, 18.12% typically spent between €50 and €75 per […]

Motorists Urged To Exercise Caution As Post-Ophelia Clean-up Begins

AA Ireland has urged motorists to exercise caution and expect delays on many routes across the country as the clean-up operation following Hurricane Ophelia continues. The motoring organisation is reminding drivers that even though conditions will have eased by the time most begin their commute to work on Tuesday morning, debris and fallen trees are still likely […]

AA Supports Strengthening Of Drink-Driving Law

AA Ireland believes that the proposed changes have the potential to both reduce instances of drink-driving in Ireland and in turn make Irish roads safer. The AA has also criticised some of the legislation’s opponents for prioritising the sale of alcohol over the safety of consumers and road users. Change is strongly supported by Irish […]

8 In 10 Motorists Call For Stronger Legislation On Rickshaws

Almost 80% of motorists have expressed concerns about the dangers posed by rickshaws in cities across Ireland, recent research has found. The survey was completed by almost 5,000 people, and an overwhelming majority of respondents stated that they believed the use of rickshaws in Ireland needs to be further regulated. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey […]

“Clocking” Surges In Ireland

1 in 10 second hand cars for sale in Ireland has a false mileage displayed according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The figure is even worse for cars imported from the UK where nearly 1 in 5 has an unreliable or questionable mileage reading. The study was carried out by Cartell.ie […]

Quarter Of Irish Holiday-Goers Require Medical Attention While Abroad – AA

Almost one in four Irish people have required medical attention while abroad due to an unexpected illness or injury, recent research has found. In response to an AA Travel Insurance survey of over 5,000 Irish holiday-goers, 24.21% of respondents stated that they had required medical attention while abroad on at least one occasion. Meanwhile, a further 27.23% […]

AA Rescue Sees Increase in Electric Car Callouts

Demise of the spare wheel key issue for electric car owners Many conventional vehicles no longer coming with a spare wheel as standard In a sign of what the future may hold for Irish motoring AA Rescue has seen an increase in the number of breakdowns reported that relate to an electric vehicle, with almost […]

Motorists Warned Of Increase Traffic Volumes As Schools Return

AA Ireland is warning motorists to allow additional time when commuting to work moving forward, as schools begin to reopen after the summer break. Between the start of the new school year and the end of the holiday season commuting volumes are known to increase significantly from late August into the start of September. “Regular […]

Connected Cars The Latest Concern For Data Protection

Modern cars, like cell-phones before them, now collect and carry a lot of data that is personal to the driver. An AA poll shows that motorists want to be clear on who owns that data, and that it should belong to the user. AA Rescue has surveyed over 4,000 Irish motorists and found that 53.12% […]

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