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# aa - This year 2022

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend

Mar 17th 2022, 8:30 AM 7,422 Views 9 Comments

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.

'Zoom meetings weren't for me... There were people a long time sober who relapsed'
# Noel Considine
From The42
# Noel Considine

'Zoom meetings weren't for me... There were people a long time sober who relapsed'

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 52,750 Views 7 Comments

Hurling goalkeeping coach Noel Considine talks about the challenges that AA members faced during Covid.

# aa - Last year 2021

AA Roadwatch to end its radio traffic reports after 32 years
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

AA Roadwatch to end its radio traffic reports after 32 years

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 1:44 PM 65,399 Views 46 Comments

AA Roadwatch first started broadcasting in 1989.

# aa - All time

Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016
# Fuel
# Fuel

Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016

Mar 22nd 2020, 4:44 PM 76,412 Views 87 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.

New Year starts with 'significant' increase in price of petrol and diesel
# Pumped Up Prices
# Pumped Up Prices

New Year starts with 'significant' increase in price of petrol and diesel

Jan 19th 2020, 1:16 PM 40,534 Views 58 Comments

A litre of petrol now costs 144.5c on average.

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
# Drinking
# Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,452 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

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

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

Jul 15th 2019, 9:12 AM 24,225 Views 92 Comments

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?
# Dear Fifi
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?

Dec 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 7,069 Views 1 Comment

To help answer, this week Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'
# Driving Home
# Driving Home

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'

Dec 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 10,365 Views 22 Comments

Top to toe in tailbacks.

New handheld devices will help gardaí identify uninsured drivers
# HANDHELD DEVICES
# HANDHELD DEVICES

New handheld devices will help gardaí identify uninsured drivers

Nov 13th 2018, 1:53 PM 17,684 Views 68 Comments

A new system will link to a database of uninsured drivers.

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one
# Pain In The Pothole
# Pain In The Pothole

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:27 PM 17,557 Views 37 Comments

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
# On The Road
# On The Road

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Jul 29th 2018, 3:24 PM 14,769 Views 46 Comments

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again
# Oil Be Damned
# Oil Be Damned

The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again

Apr 20th 2018, 1:09 PM 34,459 Views 76 Comments

And it’s more expensive in Dublin.

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?
# RISKY BUSINESS
# RISKY BUSINESS

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?

Mar 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 197,630 Views 164 Comments

Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.

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

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

Jan 26th 2018, 6:01 AM 34,308 Views 59 Comments

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

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish
# In English Please
# In English Please

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish

Jan 17th 2018, 10:52 PM 70,877 Views 159 Comments

The man cancelled his membership.

New year, new car? Here's what you should consider before you buy
# Advice
# Advice

New year, new car? Here's what you should consider before you buy

Jan 6th 2018, 11:00 AM 38,968 Views 45 Comments

Some timely advice from The AA’s Barry Aldworth for those considering a move to a ’181-’ reg plate.

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA
# Ridealong
# Ridealong

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA

Dec 28th 2017, 11:00 PM 6,642 Views 1 Comment

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

The average motorist in Ireland spends up to €125 a month on petrol
# Racking Up The Miles
# Racking Up The Miles

The average motorist in Ireland spends up to €125 a month on petrol

Oct 29th 2017, 2:02 PM 19,011 Views 71 Comments

Most drivers would cover less than 500km a month, according to a survey from the AA.

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year
# AA
# AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

Aug 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,253 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?
# What's In A Name?
# What's In A Name?

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 23,594 Views 72 Comments

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further
# Now We're Sucking Diesel
# Now We're Sucking Diesel

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further

Jul 16th 2017, 12:16 PM 17,452 Views 58 Comments

Prices are at a 12-month low.

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
# Fuelling The Boom
# Fuelling The Boom

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

May 24th 2017, 12:25 PM 12,944 Views 52 Comments

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

South Dublin road closed after eight-car-collision
# Katharine Tynan Road
# Katharine Tynan Road

South Dublin road closed after eight-car-collision

May 12th 2017, 2:33 PM 62,121 Views 18 Comments

The road has since been reopened and the crash cleared.

Those who earn more will pay higher speeding fines under proposed safety law changes
# A Fine Idea
# A Fine Idea

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

Apr 26th 2017, 10:32 AM 25,278 Views 152 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 24th 2017, 9:01 AM 33,207 Views 132 Comments

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

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,809 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
# Don't Get Duped
# Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,783 Views 51 Comments

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards
# Pricey
# Pricey

The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards

Mar 20th 2017, 1:02 PM 18,238 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 59,604 Views 69 Comments

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

Delays expected on M1 after crash at Port Tunnel
# Traffic
# Traffic

Delays expected on M1 after crash at Port Tunnel

Jan 17th 2017, 9:26 AM 12,410 Views 12 Comments

Officers are currently at the scene and there are no reports of any serious injures.

The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits
# Safer Streets
# Safer Streets

The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits

Nov 23rd 2016, 12:49 PM 15,984 Views 79 Comments

Dublin City Council plans to expand the 30km/hr speed limit across further areas of the city.

Almost 7 out of 10 motorists want drink drivers named on live register
# Named And Shamed
# Named And Shamed

Almost 7 out of 10 motorists want drink drivers named on live register

Oct 23rd 2016, 6:37 PM 12,727 Views 58 Comments

Conor Faughnan from The AA said, “It’s a tragic Irish problem that hasn’t gone away.”

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 12:42 PM 28,723 Views 106 Comments

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

Strike: Dublin Bus says services will end at 9pm tomorrow ahead of Thursday action
# No Late Buses
# No Late Buses

Strike: Dublin Bus says services will end at 9pm tomorrow ahead of Thursday action

Sep 6th 2016, 1:38 PM 31,385 Views 96 Comments

The company says it has been left with no option but to terminate all routes at 9pm – hours earlier than anticipated.

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs
# Premiums
# Premiums

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs

Sep 5th 2016, 7:39 AM 15,125 Views 68 Comments

Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.

This Waterford driver had to be rescued by the AA after Pokémon Go left them stranded
# Pokemon Nooooo
From The Daily Edge
# Pokemon Nooooo

This Waterford driver had to be rescued by the AA after Pokémon Go left them stranded

Aug 19th 2016, 8:56 AM 4,105 Views 1 Comment

Ah, the flat battery.

The AA is offloading its Irish operations for nearly €157m
# Transport
# Transport

The AA is offloading its Irish operations for nearly €157m

Jun 30th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,382 Views 12 Comments

The biggest roadside assistance provider in the country will be sold to two private equity funds.

Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike

May 23rd 2016, 3:45 PM 31,008 Views 38 Comments

A shift in the global supply of oil is set to have a knock-on effect for Irish drivers.

Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars
# Safety First
# Safety First

Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars

Feb 4th 2016, 1:45 PM 14,898 Views 30 Comments

The findings from an AA survey suggests that Irish motorists are more keen on safety features than autonomous cars.

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