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 […]

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 […]

Good weather forecast brings driving dangers – AA

With the mercury set to rise for the weekend the AA is warning drivers that hot summer weather can cause problems for cars. AA Rescue is expecting an increase in breakdowns caused by over heating or tyre issues, and more seriously there are road safety concerns. “Hot weather can make life hard for a driver.” […]

AA Urges Motorists to Exercise Caution Over June Bank Holiday

With an increase in the number of motorists on Irish roads expected over the June Bank Holiday weekend, the AA is calling on motorists to exercise additional caution when driving in the coming days. In addition to typical bank holiday traffic, AA Roadwatch is advising that traffic levels are likely to increase in popular tourist […]

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AA Urges Motorists to be Careful over Long Weekend

With an increase in the number of motorists on Irish roads expected over the coming days, the AA is calling on motorists to be extra careful particularly as many motorists will be travelling on routes they’re less accustomed to. While traffic levels have eased over the past days, the motoring organisation expects many motorists to […]

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