Guinness World Records come to the N3 in Cavan

Don’t be alarmed if you see some strange activity on the N3 in Cavan on Wednesday, 29th March. In fact, there’s cause for excitement because a Guinness World Record attempt will be underway! The world record for reversing a tractor and trailer currently stands at a whopping 17.36km, and the RTÉ show Big Week On […]

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AA Urges Caution over St. Patrick’s Weekend

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day AA Ireland is reminding motorists to be extra careful on the roads this weekend. Cities and towns countrywide have scheduled road closures to accommodate festivities and traffic volumes are also expected to be high. With an increase in the amount of motorists on long journeys expected the AA is advising […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – The AA Roadwatch Guide

Main photo by Hongreddotbrewhouse, used under CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence. It’s time to dust off your green jumper and pin on those shamrocks. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday this year, there’s a full weekend to honour our patron saint and all things Irish. If you’re travelling to any of the festivities, or simply making a […]

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Public transport on St. Patrick’s Day: what do I need to know?

St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest party of the year, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to be on the streets to celebrate on Friday 17th March. Many of you will be on the move around the country, so we’ve put together this guide to using public transport on the day. Below, you will […]

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Could the ‘Dutch Reach’ save lives?

It may sound funny, but the ‘Dutch Reach’ is a road safety technique that could save lives. ‘Dooring’ occurs when a cyclist crashes into a car door that has been opened by a reckless driver or rear passenger, and it’s no small problem. In the UK, there were 474 reported accidents in 2015 caused by a […]

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What do I need to know about the Bus Éireann strike?

Many thousands of commuters face disruption from midnight on Thursday 23rd March, after Bus Éireann unions restated their intention to lead an all-out strike. HOW LONG WILL THE STRIKE LAST? We don’t know. The unions have said that the strike will commence on the 23rd March and continue indefinitely. ARE ALL SERVICES AFFECTED? A spokesman for the unions says […]

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Luas Cross City – what can we expect in 2017?

Roadworks have been a familiar sight around Dublin city centre since June 2013, but the good news is that the end is in sight: Luas Cross City works are on schedule to be completed in December. Luas Cross City is an extension of the green line with 13 new stops – eight in the city […]

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Dublin Port Tunnel to introduce average speed cameras

A new speed enforcement system is due to go live in Dublin Port Tunnel in the coming weeks. The cameras will be the first in Ireland to work on an average speed basis rather than by video or at a fixed point. This means that they will record the time that a vehicle enters and exits the tunnel and […]

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Christmas racing – the AA Roadwatch guide

There are two big race meetings to look forward to this festive season as both the Leopardstown and Limerick racing festivals gallop into view. Both events offer four great days of National Hunt racing, with thousands expected to attend. Whether you’re a regular or a novice, we’ve put together some handy details to make your travels […]

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AA Roadwatch warns of traffic build-up as Christmas nears

Despite the unusually mild weather experienced so far, 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 years and […]

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