AA Ireland Centenarian from Laois celebrates his big day in style

When former patrol John Moylan started with The Automobile Association in Ireland, Sean T. O’Kelly was President, Eamon de Valera was Taoiseach and the romantic comedy, The Quiet Man was just reaching cinemas. 70 years ago, the roads of Ireland looked very different and an AA Patrol had to fix many problems that were quite […]

Mobile Phones, Children, Tooth Flossing and Make-Up Application – AA Ireland survey highlights sources of distraction for Irish motorists

12% use a handheld phone, 9% send a text and 6% use a smartphone to look up the internet while driving 3% have reported brushing their hair and 2% reported putting on make-up. 52% find children distracting when driving 54% admit to eating or drinking a non-alcoholic beverage while driving 32% say they are a […]

Avoid making burglary easy this Christmas, warns AA Ireland

AA Ireland is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended during the Christmas season, as opportunistic thieves could be looking to capitalise on security lapses. “Many of us will be out shopping over the Christmas period, and our cars will be left unoccupied. It’s so important to protect your gifts […]

Two-thirds of drivers do not plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, but most will choose a hybrid rather than an electric car – AA Ireland

The majority of drivers (65%) say they won’t buy a traditional petrol/diesel car again More than 2 in 5 current petrol/diesel owners plan to buy a hybrid next Current EV owners overwhelmingly plan to stay with EVs, and owning a hybrid car makes a driver more than twice as likely to pick an EV next […]

Almost Half Of Motorists Stopped At Garda Checkpoint In Past 30 Days

Over 45% of Irish motorists have encountered a Garda checkpoint within the past month according to a recent survey, as efforts to police COVID-19 restrictions have been ramped up. According to a recent survey of over 6,000 Irish motorists undertaken by AA Ireland, 45.41% of respondents stated they had been stopped at a checkpoint within […]

Fuel Prices Rise on Crude Oil Surge

A surge in crude oil prices has led to an increase of approximately 2c in the average cost of a litre of fuel in Ireland. According to the AA’s latest fuel price study, the cost of a litre of petrol, has increased by 2.6c to a current rate of 129.9c on average – up from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AA Ireland Report Finds Major Jump In Cost of Running a Home

The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen to €17,393.25 per annum, an increase of over €1,000 compared to 2018. Average property asking price rises by over €25k from €243,000 in 2018 to €269,000 this year. Increase in mortgage repayments key driver behind increase in home running costs. The annual cost […]

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