Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath delivered Budget 2022 on Tuesday 12th October, which is a package that sees the Government attempt to tackle the rising cost of living. The total budget package is €4.7 billion. So what does Budget 2022 mean in terms of public transport,… Continue reading Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland
Amid concern over rising fuel prices in the UK and across the globe, AA Ireland decided to look at what is happening here in Ireland, as our prices are increasing steadily too. “Petrol prices in this country are at an average of 155.9 cents per litre and diesel is at 144.9 cents per litre. Prices… Continue reading Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – AA Ireland.
A recent survey by AA Car Insurance found that 1 in 3 drivers saw their premiums decrease in 2018. The study of over 5,000 showed that 18% of respondents ‘strongly agreed’ that their 2018 premium was lower than it had been the year prior; 14% ‘somewhat agreed’ with this statement. At the other end of… Continue reading 1 in 3 Saw Drop in Insurance Prices in 2018, Survey finds.
While hybrid vehicles – which have both a battery and a petrol or diesel engine – have been with us for a number of years, fully electric vehicles are still in their relative infancy. Despite their high initial cost price, more drivers are taking the plunge with every passing year, and we expect to see… Continue reading What To Consider When Buying An Electric Vehicle?
Over 13% of parents have identified themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by one or more of their children, a process known as fronting, in an effort to reduce insurance costs, according to AA Ireland. According to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 3,000 motorists, 4.55% of parents polled stated… Continue reading Over 13% of parents have taken part in insurance fronting
Following significant increases in the cost of motor insurance in recent years, almost 95% of motorists view rising premiums as a “very important” issue for the year ahead. 94.46% of over 7,000 respondents to an AA Motor Insurance survey viewed the issue of rising premiums as highly important for the year ahead, with a further… Continue reading Cost of Motor Insurance Key Motorist Issue for 2017
The cost of driving home for Christmas is on the rise for motorists as the average price of a litre of petrol rose by 1c and diesel by 1.3c in the last month according to the latest AA Fuel Price Index. The AA’s analysis shows that the average price of a litre of petrol now… Continue reading Petrol Prices up 10c from 2016 Low, AA Finds
The coalition government’s first budget has done nothing for motorists and contained no measures to address the crisis in motor insurance prices, according to the AA. The motoring organisation welcomes the announcement of additional Garda resources and the commitment to increase spend on infrastructure. But there was no attempt to ease the burden of fuel taxes,… Continue reading Nothing For Motorists in Timid Budget – AA
The AA has said that it is encouraged to see that its proposals for reducing motor insurance prices are gaining traction and is hopeful of significant progress this Autumn. Consumer Affairs Director Conor Faughnan today appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform to discuss the issue. The AA published a series… Continue reading AA pleased that its Insurance proposals ‘gaining traction.’
Today Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs, will present a number of AA proposals on how best to address rising motor insurance premiums to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform. Among the AA proposals are a call for the paper insurance disc on car windscreens to be abandoned, the introduction of Automatic… Continue reading Conor Faughnan Presents Insurance Reforms To Finance Committee