How To Avoid a Flat Car Battery

Flat batteries are the most common cause of a breakdown at any time of year, but particularly so in winter says AA Rescue. Flat batteries account for nearly 25 per cent of breakdowns in Ireland, according to the findings of our most recent Annual Breakdown Review. AA Rescue reports that a breakdown in batteries can… Continue reading How To Avoid a Flat Car Battery

Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Donegal is the most expensive county for filling-up a tank of petrol with an average of 128.1 cent per litre, 1.6c higher than the national average. The more expensive county for diesel is Wicklow with an average price of 116.3, 3.5c above the national average according to the AA. The AA has found a number… Continue reading Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

The two most important cost items for ordinary motorists – fuel taxes and the cost of motor insurance – were left untouched by Minister Noonan in today’s budget, according to the AA. The motoring organisation has argued for the gradual removal of additional austerity-era taxes that were applied to fuel since the emergency budget of… Continue reading Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because… Continue reading Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Transport Minister signs emergency law in a bid to close legislative loophole

Drink driving

Earlier this week the High Court ruled in favour of a man who was found to be drunk-driving due to a governance discrepancy of how his ticket was issued. In the existing Road Traffic legislation breathalyser tickets are to be issued in both English and Irish languages. However, the ticket in question was dispensed short… Continue reading Transport Minister signs emergency law in a bid to close legislative loophole

AA Home Membership backs Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

AA Home Membership proudly supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in a bid to highlight the dangers of a killer toxin which can be avoided. On average between one and two Irish people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning each year. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas and is commonly referred to… Continue reading AA Home Membership backs Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

AA WANTS WINDSCREEN DISCS SCRAPPED

Words by Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at AA Ireland, published in yesterday’s Sunday Independent. Have a look at your windscreen. You are obliged by law to find space on it for the most wasteful and counter-productive pieces of paper imaginable: the tax, insurance and NCT discs. Those discs have literally become worse than useless. In years gone by, they may have been a reasonable… Continue reading AA WANTS WINDSCREEN DISCS SCRAPPED

Powerscourt has won AA Hotel of the Year

L-R Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at The AA, General Manager of Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, and Director of Sales and Marketing at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Deirdre O'Brien

Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa has won the AA Hotel of the Year award, marking a real triumph for a hotel that’s been on a transformative journey since changing ownership in 2013. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, presented the accolade to General Manager David Webster in a ceremony held in… Continue reading Powerscourt has won AA Hotel of the Year

Which star sign attracts the most penalty points?

Motorists in Ireland born under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio are attracting the most penalty points, according to the AA. With one eye playfully on the stars, the AA has carried out an extensive analysis of over 110,000 of its motor insurance customers, revealing those born between October 23 and November 21 are getting ‘stung’… Continue reading Which star sign attracts the most penalty points?