AA Ireland’s tips for staying safe on the road during winter

Driving during the winter season can be more challenging than at any other time of the year, as weather conditions can change drastically over the course of a single day. The combination of changing weather, reduced daylight and the increased risk of fatigue kicking in during the pre and post-work commute (for those who are… Continue reading AA Ireland’s tips for staying safe on the road during winter

AA Ireland supports new measures that encourage public transport use

In an effort to encourage more people to use public transport, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced the introduction of a 90-minute fare across services in Dublin, which will come into effect on Sunday, November 28th. The second phase of the BusConnects programme will also come into effect in Dublin from this date. This… Continue reading AA Ireland supports new measures that encourage public transport use

New Car Review: Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Starting Price: €49,990 (Rear-wheel Drive) Price as tested: €63,757 GOOD STUFF The best driver’s EV by far, superb performance, peerless infotainment  BAD STUFF Not a lot – no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but you really won’t miss it WHAT IS IT? The Tesla Model 3 is the brand’s entry point to the range, but… Continue reading New Car Review: Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Record high fuel prices severely affecting household budgets – AA Ireland 

Average fuel prices for Petrol and Diesel are at a record high in Ireland according to data collated by AA Ireland. The average price for Unleaded Petrol now stands at 172.6 cents per litre in the state, with the average price of Diesel now at 163.3 cents per litre. The prices are the highest AA… Continue reading Record high fuel prices severely affecting household budgets – AA Ireland 

Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

As 7 in 10 drivers tell us they have been on the receiving end of someone else’s road rage, The AA’s Lauren Beehan looks into the forms this rage can take, what the causes are, and how you should react if it happens to you. What do you picture when you hear the words “road… Continue reading Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

New Car Review – Kia EV6 – AA Ireland

Starting Price: €50,000* Price as tested: €50,000* GOOD STUFF The Kia EV6 is quite simply one of the best, if not the best EVs on the market today. BAD STUFF The rear visibility isn’t great and neither is supply right now.  WHAT IS IT? The Kia EV6 is Kia’s first all-electric vehicle and it follows… Continue reading New Car Review – Kia EV6 – AA Ireland

Are e-scooters safe for ALL road users? AA Ireland

Three organisations have expressed their concerns recently about the safety of e-scooter use in Ireland. They say the Government has not considered the needs of disabled pedestrians in the new Road Traffic Bill – including people who are blind or vision impaired, wheelchair users or elderly people. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI), along… Continue reading Are e-scooters safe for ALL road users? AA Ireland

New Car Review: Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack – AA Ireland

Starting Price: €65,255 Price as tested: €71,148 GOOD STUFF The looks, the power, the grip, the practicality. Performance Package seems good value at €3,000 BAD STUFF The price is getting bigger.  WHAT IS IT? The Golf R is the flagship of the Golf range and is the most powerful Golf R model to date, boasting… Continue reading New Car Review: Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

Opel Mokka-e Starting Price: €33,038 Price as tested: €34,444 GOOD STUFF Stunning looks, brilliant chassis, good interior quality BAD STUFF Rear seating quite restricted, smaller boot than non-electric version WHAT IS IT? The Opel Mokka is now in its second generation. As before, it’s a compact crossover, but now it’s built on the same platform… Continue reading New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

Top 12 driving myths busted by AA Ireland

Too many of us take our driving licences for granted, especially once we have been on the road for a while. So naturally there is no shortage of myths flying around – whether online or by word of mouth – on all aspects of driving, vehicle maintenance and road safety. Some are plain silly, others… Continue reading Top 12 driving myths busted by AA Ireland