Nicole Drought Joins BTCC Pit Crew at Brands Hatch

Irish Britcar racer Nicole Drought travels to Brands Hatch this weekend to join the AmD Motorsport team for the final weekend of the hugely popular British Touring Car (BTCC) series. Having made her UK racing debut this year with the Valluga team in the Britcar Endurance Championship, the Irish woman is keen to continue her […]

Almost half of Irish motorists intend on using car financing to purchase their next car

Carzone examines attitudes towards car finance options among consumers   Key findings Nearly half (47%) of Irish motorists intend on using car finance to purchase their next car 42% of drivers under the age of 25 do not have a good understanding of car finance 30% of motorists feel that monthly cost is the most […]

Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2021, announced this afternoon by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains a number of measures specific to motoring: With the full implementation of the new emissions testing system, WLTP, from January next a new structure of rates and bands for VRT and motor tax. This […]

Young Drivers Struggling To Meet Costs Of Getting On The Road

Almost 60% of people in Ireland believe that delays in tackling insurance reform are making it more difficult for young people to get on the road, a new survey has found. In response to a survey of over 7,000 people undertaken by AA Car Insurance, almost 6 in 10 respondents (57.92%) stated they strongly believe […]

Staycations Likely To Stay With Us Beyond This Summer, AA Research Hints

While the country is currently in peak Staycation season, recent research has indicated that the preference to holiday at home could remain long after this year’s holiday season has come to an end. According to recent research carried out by AA Ireland, 49.15% of over 6,000 people survey by the organisation stated that they are […]

Nicole Drought Wins on Britcar Debut

Nicole Drought made a stunning Britcar Endurance Championship debut last weekend at the high speed Croft Circuit in Yorkshire. Despite minimal testing, Nicole and her CJJ team mate Sean Doyle were on the Class 4 pace all weekend, with Doyle setting a lap in qualifying fast enough to secure class pole position and an impressive […]

As Roads get Busier Motorists Must Prepare To Share Space, AA Warns

As the easing of COVID-19 restrictions continues, major routes across the country have seen traffic levels return to approximately 75% of normal volumes according to AA Ireland. With the potential that traffic volumes could increase further as the country enters Phase 3 of the Government’s plan, the AA is urging motorists to exercise additional caution […]

Fuel Prices Continue Downward Trend Despite Crude Oil Bounce Back

Fuel prices have continued to trend downwards over the past month, despite increases in nationwide traffic levels and a noticeable increase in crude oil prices. According to the AA’s latest fuel price study, the cost of a litre of petrol has now fallen to the lowest level recorded by the organisation since March 2016. On […]

AA Advice On Maintaining Your Car During The Lockdown

In recent days, the AA Rescue service has seen an increase in breakdown callouts, with many instances of a car fault being caused by lack of use during the current COVID-19 restrictions. To help people stay safe at home and keep their car in running order, our AA Rescue team have put together some top […]

Behaviour On Irish Roads Getting Worse According To Majority of Motorists

A majority of motorists believe that driver behaviour in Ireland has worsened in recent years, according to recent research from AA Ireland. In response to a survey of over 7,000 Irish motorists undertaken by AA Car Insurance, 30.80% of respondents strongly agreed that motorist behaviour had worsened in the last few years. Meanwhile, a further […]

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