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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# AA

All time
# Road Safety
7 tips for staying safe on the roads during this morning's floods
The worst of the rain seems to have passed – but the roads still present many hazards for motorists this morning.
# Careful Now
Travelling on the M7? Watch out for those goats
No, seriously.
# diy
90 per cent of people think DIY skills should be taught in schools - poll
Basic DIY skills are a dying art amongst younger generations, according to a new poll by the AA.
# AA
Broken boiler or wasp’s nest? The AA can now come to your rescue
It is best known for dealing with broken down cars, and now the AA has launched a subscription-based service for home-based emergencies like leaks and broken boilers.
# warning
Cold snap to break over weekend
But drivers have been advised that icy conditions are expected to continue through Thursday and Friday.
# Drivers
Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'
Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.
# new year's eve
Traffic disruptions expected for New Year's fest in capital
The centre of Dublin will see closures and diversions because of concert at College Green.
# Roads
Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011
From Obama’s visit to a truck that spilled mayonnaise all over a road, we take a look at some of the standout moments in traffic on Ireland’s roads in 2011.
# Cars
Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA
That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.
# Christmas
AA warns: don't broadcast your festive holiday plans online
Don’t tweet or Facebook that you’ll be out of your home during the festive season, the AA has warned – because you never know who might be reading.
# Budget 2012
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…
# Motorists
Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway
AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.
# Motor Tax
'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.
# Breakdowns
State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA
The numbers of punctures rose over the last twelve months – and potholes are to blame, the AA has said.
# Fuel Fraud
Oil laundering plant discovered in Monaghan
Customs officers uncovered a sophisticated oil laundering plant in Glaslough, seizing about 40,000 litres of product last night.
# Hurricane Katia
Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland
Winds of up to 110kph have been battering the west coast, with forecasters warning of damage to trees and buildings.
# Windy
Ferry crossings cancelled as severe weather warning issued
Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries have cancelled some sailings due to the adverse weather warnings on the Irish Sea.
# Safety at home
Have-a-go-heroes: Nearly a third of us would confront or tackle burglar
But more of us would play it safe and hide before calling the Gardaí. Seventy-three respondents told AA Home Insurance they would shoot or kill an armed intruder in certain situations.
# just one thing
Men treasure their smartphone more than family photographs - survey
A new poll found that if the house was burning down, most men would grab their mobile before the family album. But what else was on the list?
# Driving
Motorists urged to share the roads with four-legged friends
Research by AA shows that more than 40 per cent of drivers have hit an animal…but which are the most common?
# Fuel Prices
Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months
The average price of petrol is now 151.3 cent a litre. Prices have not risen for the first time since October.
# Road Safety
One in twelve back outright ban for drivers on mobiles
An AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 8 per cent of drivers would favour a zero tolerance policy on using phones at the wheel.
Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps
Average motorist now spending €226.05 a month – €127.77 of that is tax.
# Motoring
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.
# Driver Distraction
Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA
Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.
# Hook
Kenneth Egan: I'm fighting alcoholism battle
Olympic hero says he put his mother through hell with binges before her intervention put him on the right road again.