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# aa - Monday 13 February, 2012

90 per cent of people think DIY skills should be taught in schools - poll
# Diy
# Diy

90 per cent of people think DIY skills should be taught in schools - poll

Feb 13th 2012, 11:05 AM 1,991 Views 51 Comments

Basic DIY skills are a dying art amongst younger generations, according to a new poll by the AA.

# aa - Monday 6 February, 2012

Broken boiler or wasp’s nest? The AA can now come to your rescue
# AA
# AA

Broken boiler or wasp’s nest? The AA can now come to your rescue

Feb 6th 2012, 10:15 AM 3,650 Views 19 Comments

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.

# aa - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Cold snap to break over weekend
# Warning
# Warning

Cold snap to break over weekend

Feb 2nd 2012, 10:00 AM 2,889 Views 4 Comments

But drivers have been advised that icy conditions are expected to continue through Thursday and Friday.

# aa - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'
# Drivers
# Drivers

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Jan 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 4,109 Views 31 Comments

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.

# aa - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Traffic disruptions expected for New Year's fest in capital
# New Year's Eve
# New Year's Eve

Traffic disruptions expected for New Year's fest in capital

Dec 31st 2011, 8:20 AM 2,723 Views 8 Comments

The centre of Dublin will see closures and diversions because of concert at College Green.

# aa - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011
# Roads
From The Daily Edge
# Roads

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011

Dec 29th 2011, 8:21 PM 10,152 Views 15 Comments

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.

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA
# Cars
# Cars

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

Dec 29th 2011, 12:10 PM 2,077 Views 17 Comments

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.

# aa - Monday 19 December, 2011

AA warns: don't broadcast your festive holiday plans online
# Christmas
# Christmas

AA warns: don't broadcast your festive holiday plans online

Dec 19th 2011, 1:35 PM 4,545 Views 21 Comments

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.

# aa - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 6th 2011, 9:52 PM 12,257 Views 28 Comments

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

# aa - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway
# Motorists
# Motorists

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

Nov 29th 2011, 9:04 AM 4,088 Views 11 Comments

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.

# aa - Thursday 13 October, 2011

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

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

Oct 13th 2011, 8:28 PM 2,071 Views 82 Comments

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

# aa - Sunday 9 October, 2011

State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA
# Breakdowns
# Breakdowns

State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA

Oct 9th 2011, 6:56 PM 478 Views 16 Comments

The numbers of punctures rose over the last twelve months – and potholes are to blame, the AA has said.

# aa - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Oil laundering plant discovered in Monaghan
# Fuel Fraud
# Fuel Fraud

Oil laundering plant discovered in Monaghan

Oct 4th 2011, 9:18 AM 616 Views 11 Comments

Customs officers uncovered a sophisticated oil laundering plant in Glaslough, seizing about 40,000 litres of product last night.

# aa - Monday 12 September, 2011

Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland
# Hurricane Katia
# Hurricane Katia

Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland

Sep 12th 2011, 10:45 AM 3,650 Views 3 Comments

Winds of up to 110kph have been battering the west coast, with forecasters warning of damage to trees and buildings.

# aa - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Ferry crossings cancelled as severe weather warning issued
# Windy
# Windy

Ferry crossings cancelled as severe weather warning issued

Sep 11th 2011, 1:31 PM 4,550 Views 2 Comments

Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries have cancelled some sailings due to the adverse weather warnings on the Irish Sea.

Have-a-go-heroes: Nearly a third of us would confront or tackle burglar
# Safety At Home
# Safety At Home

Have-a-go-heroes: Nearly a third of us would confront or tackle burglar

Sep 11th 2011, 11:43 AM 395 Views 15 Comments

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.

# aa - Sunday 24 July, 2011

Men treasure their smartphone more than family photographs - survey
# Just One Thing
# Just One Thing

Men treasure their smartphone more than family photographs - survey

Jul 24th 2011, 2:54 PM 410 Views 6 Comments

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?

# aa - Monday 18 July, 2011

Motorists urged to share the roads with four-legged friends
# Driving
From The Daily Edge
# Driving

Motorists urged to share the roads with four-legged friends

Jul 18th 2011, 8:12 PM 930 Views 17 Comments

Research by AA shows that more than 40 per cent of drivers have hit an animal…but which are the most common?

# aa - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months

Jun 16th 2011, 4:28 PM 465 Views 15 Comments

The average price of petrol is now 151.3 cent a litre. Prices have not risen for the first time since October.

# aa - Friday 20 May, 2011

One in twelve back outright ban for drivers on mobiles
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

One in twelve back outright ban for drivers on mobiles

May 20th 2011, 2:42 PM 488 Views 9 Comments

An AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 8 per cent of drivers would favour a zero tolerance policy on using phones at the wheel.

# aa - Friday 15 April, 2011

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps
Live Apr 15th 2011, 10:59 AM

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

# aa - Sunday 27 March, 2011

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition
# Motoring
# Motoring

AA Ireland launches nationwide anti-pothole petition

Mar 27th 2011, 2:48 PM 1,937 Views 0 Comments

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

# aa - Monday 14 March, 2011

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA
# Driver Distraction
# Driver Distraction

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA

Mar 14th 2011, 1:02 PM 1,898 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.

# aa - Monday 7 February, 2011

Kenneth Egan: I'm fighting alcoholism battle
# Hook
From The42
# Hook

Kenneth Egan: I'm fighting alcoholism battle

Feb 7th 2011, 11:18 AM 854 Views 0 Comments

Olympic hero says he put his mother through hell with binges before her intervention put him on the right road again.

# aa - Wednesday 17 November, 2010