Homeowners plan increased home security before Christmas

Over half of Irish homeowners are planning to take additional precautions to make their homes more secure in the lead up to Christmas, recent AA research has found. A survey of over 6,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home Insurance found that 31% of respondents described themselves as “very likely” to take extra security measures to […]

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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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1 in 10 Plan Christmas Shopping Trip to Northern Ireland

With Christmas wish lists written and toy shows watched, the coming days are likely to see a number of shoppers make the journey across the border. Recent research from AA Ireland has found that just under 1 in 10 Irish shoppers intend on making a trip to Northern Ireland for the purpose of Christmas shopping […]

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Seat Ibiza Wins Excellent Product Design Transportation Award

The new Ibiza most certainly has the best design SEAT has ever produced in the A0 segment. Solid proof of this is how successful the SEAT Ibiza has been in numerous international design contests. The most recent, and it’s fair to say it won’t be the last, is the “Winner, Excellent Product Design Transportation” prize […]

Amarok Wins International Pick-Up Award 2018

 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok has won the ‘International Pick-up Award 2018’ (IPUA 2018). Like its predecessor in 2010, the new Amarok, now with high-torque V6 engines, has also succeeded in winning over the jury of transport journalists. The jury rated the Amarok as the epitome of ‘work hard, play hard’, a core element of the […]

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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Speed Cameras Supported by Majority of Motorists

Over 70% of motorists support the continued use of speed cameras in Ireland in order to minimise speeding and reduce fatalities, recent research from AA Ireland has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,000 motorists, 46.97% of those polled stated that they strongly support the widespread use of speed cameras […]

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13 Vital Checks To Get Your Car Winter Ready

Beyond regular servicing, the following simple car checks will help you to enjoy safe motoring. Winter can be a trying time for motorists. Once the dark evenings, cold temperatures and stormy weather are upon us, we are much more likely to suffer a car breakdown. Not only that, the chance of facing a traffic delay […]

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