Electric Picnic 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Main image – public domain The last big festival of the year, Electric Picnic, takes place in Stradbally, County Laois from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. Main stage acts include Duran Duran, The xx and A Tribe Called Quest but there is also an excellent comedy tent, the Theatre of Food, an Other Voices […]

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Public transport in Ireland: August Bank Holiday 2017

Main image by Flickr user calflier001, used under CC-BY-SA-2.0 licence There will be a number of changes to public transport schedules over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Most significantly, the South Quays in Dublin will be closed from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday 12th August to facilitate Luas Cross City works. Extensive diversions will be […]

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Leap Card launches ‘kids go free’ scheme

Summer is here, which means school holidays and endless opportunities for hopping onto a bus, tram or train and getting out and about. And if you or your kids are under 19 years old, there’s some very good news in the form of Leap Card’s Kids Go Free scheme. From today (3rd July) until Sunday […]

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Public transport in Ireland: May Bank Holiday 2017

Photo by Flickr user calflier001, used under CC-BY-SA-2.0 licence If you’re planning to be out and about over the May Bank Holiday weekend, you can expect changes to public transport schedules. We’ve compiled the major changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann. As always on a bank holiday, services are expected to be […]

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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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AA lends its support to Project EDWARD

Here’s a frightening stat – on average, 70 people die and a further 370 are seriously injured every day on Europe’s roads. Here in Ireland, 119 people died on our roads up to the end of August this year, an increase of 16% on the same period last year. If this trend continues, 50 more […]

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AA lends its support to Project EDWARD

Here’s a frightening stat – on average, 70 people die and a further 370 are seriously injured every day on Europe’s roads. Here in Ireland, 119 people died on our roads up to the end of August this year, an increase of 16% on the same period last year. If this trend continues, 50 more […]

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EU Commission: Ireland Still A Nation Of Rural Dwellers

Ireland has one of the highest shares of people (42%) living in rural areas of almost any other EU country. On average only 27% of EU citizens now live in rural areas with a low of 7% in Malta followed by 12% in the United Kingdom. 35% of Ireland’s population live in cities compared to […]

Ireland Moves Up Competitiveness Rankings in Latest Global Survey

IDA Ireland, today welcomed the news that Ireland ranks 7th of the 61 countries benchmarked in the 2016 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.  This means that Ireland has moved up nine places in overall competitiveness from last year’s ranking. Ireland achieved top ranking position in a number of important sub factors as follows:- 1st for Real […]

1916 Rising Centenary – AA Roadwatch Event Guide

This Easter marks an important milestone in Irish history. One hundred years have passed since the 1916 Easter Rising and there are a number of interesting events and commemorations taking place across the country to mark the occasion. If you’re making your way to any of the events over the course of the Easter weekend, […]

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