Kildare student’s app aims to keep us safe

Many of us get breaking stories from Twitter and news apps, but what if you want a specialised service that lets you know about alerts from the emergency services and Met Éireann as soon as they are announced? Kildare student Jack Jordan thinks he has the answer. A Transition Year student at Scoil Dara in […]

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Your Six Nations guide to London

Words by Doireann Garrihy and Chris Jones Ireland face their final Six Nations test of 2018 with a big St Patrick’s Day clash with England at Twickenham in West London. Twickenham is one of the largest stadiums in Europe with a whopping 82,000 seats, and while the hustle and bustle that comes with sharing a […]

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Your Six Nations guide to Paris

It’s that time of year again, as Ireland look to go one better than last year’s strong second-place performance in the Six Nations. The team starts with one of the toughest tests of all – an away fixture in Paris. Last year’s clash ended in a 19-9 victory for Ireland, while the last meeting at […]

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AA Roadwatch predict bumper-to-bumper traffic during Christmas run-up

While the worst of the weather is hopefully behind us, driving home for Christmas is still likely to cause some issues for motorists as AA Roadwatch warn drivers to expect jammed roads in the final days before Christmas. According to the traffic information provider, traffic levels in Ireland have been at their heaviest in recent […]

Your top 10 Christmas driving songs

There’s something special about those Christmas songs that we all love to hear year after year. Most of us have fond memories of singing along to some seasonal classics in the back of the car, so we decided to find out your favourites for a festive road trip. First we asked around the office and […]

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Christmas Shopping in Ireland 2017

It’s that time of year again, when lights twinkle, sleigh bells jingle and shopping centre car parks are full to the brim! If you’re planning a big shopping trip ahead of the Christmas season, then you’ll want to minimise the pain of getting there, getting parked and getting home again – and that’s where Roadwatch […]

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Motorists Warned To Drive With Care Amid Snow Warnings

Motorists are being warned to exercise additional caution when driving in the coming days, as Met Eireann has forecast a drop in temperatures with a risk of sleet, hail and snow for the latter half of this week. Temperatures are expected to drop from Thursday afternoon, with the cold spell persisting into the weekend, resulting […]

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AA Roadwatch’s top Christmas gifts for motorists

Our selection of gifts for the driver in your life might not win any awards for glamour, but they are entirely practical. And after all, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a practical gift! We’ve thought car-fully about the list below, and we’ve made sure it isn’t exhaust-ive so it shouldn’t tyre you out. […]

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The most festive place names in Ireland

There’s nothing like taking a good idea, repeating it less successfully, and then stretching the idea almost beyond recognition one last time to ensure all joy is squeezed from it. With that in mind, the AA Roadwatch team has compiled a list of the most vaguely Christmassy place names around Ireland for your enjoyment. Chuckle […]

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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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