Flooding causes traffic jams & breakdowns across Leinster

AA Rescue reports a huge increase in call-outs this morning with many cars damaged by driving through flood water. Today’s heavy rain has caused major traffic jams across Dublin and Leinster and has also caught a lot of drivers out. By early Wednesday morning the breakdown assistance provider had already received reports over 20 flood-related […]

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AA Rescue Warns Motorists to Check Batteries as Temps Dip

Motorists are being advised to check their car batteries and carry out a general car check as weather conditions take a turn for the worst this winter. AA Rescue, a leading breakdown assistance provider, experienced one of its busiest days of 2017 on Monday, 13 November, after a dip in temperatures resulted in a spike […]

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Ireland AM: Conor Faughnan on the aftermath of Ophelia

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia, many people are wondering how damages to their car and property will tie in to their current insurance policies. AA Director of Consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan, spoke on Ireland AM to those wondering what to do if they need to make a claim. Faughnan advises “damages to the home […]

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AA Ireland And ProVision Announce Partnership

ProVision Vehicle Cameras, a market leading Vehicle Camera Solutions provider and the creator of CameraMatics, has entered into a partnership with Ireland’s motoring organisation. AA Ireland is the country’s provider of roadside assistance, travel and traffic information, and of Motor, Home & Travel Insurance. The two organisations have today announced a partnership that will see […]

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AA Rescue Sees Increase in Electric Car Callouts

In a sign of what the future may hold for Irish motoring AA Rescue has seen an increase in the number of breakdowns reported that relate to an electric vehicle,almost 20 such breakdowns reported already this year. Charging unit issues or vehicles running out of charge are among the key reasons for electric car breakdowns […]

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Connected Cars Latest Concern For Data Protection

Modern cars, like cell-phones before them, now collect and carry a lot of data that is personal to the driver. An AA poll shows that motorists want to be clear on who owns that data, and that it should belong to the user. AA Rescue has surveyed over 4,000 Irish motorists and found that 53.12% […]

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Majority of Motorists Support Increased Electric Car Investment

The majority of motorists support increased investment in electric car technology according to recent research from AA Ireland. According to a survey of almost 5,000 motorists by AA Rescue, the motoring organisation’s breakdown service, 37.41% of respondents ‘strongly agree’ with the idea that investment in electric vehicle charging points on a national scale should be […]

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AA & UL Announce Connected Car Research Partnership

The AA and the University of Limerick have announced a major research partnership to study developments in connected car technology and their implications for Irish road users. The rapid development of car technology is heralding a major social change in terms of ownership and personal transport. Both organisations feel that the broader implications in Ireland […]

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Men More Confident With Car Repairs, AA Survey Finds

Just under half of motorists describe themselves as very confident in their ability to change a wheel on their car in an emergency situation, according to recent research undertaken by AA Rescue. In response to an AA survey of over 3,000 motorists, 46.73% of those polled stated they were very confident that they would be […]

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco […]

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