Oil price falls a lot, pump price falls a little

Written by Conor Faughnan  Oil prices are falling. Crude oil is down by about 20%  since June 2014 which has a lot of people wondering why pump prices haven’t decreased in the same manner. The answer? Mainly, tax. However the Euro has also weakened against the dollar, taking away some of the gains, and European wholesale… Continue reading Oil price falls a lot, pump price falls a little

8 out of 10 women fear carjacking while alone

(Our latest press release)  Limerick drivers most likely to lock their doors in “unsavoury areas” 82% of women in Ireland feel some degree of fear whilst driving alone, according to a survey carried out by AA Motor Insurance. With high-profile reports of attacks making headlines across the country this year, many of us it seems… Continue reading 8 out of 10 women fear carjacking while alone

Please take care when approaching flood water

It’s been an extremely busy afternoon for both the AA Roadwatch crew and our AA Patrol force who have already attended 25 Members whose cars have either become stuck in flood water or have broken down due to water in take.  We’re also expecting many more call outs as the side effects aren’t always immediate. Flood water,… Continue reading Please take care when approaching flood water

My Weekend Break(downs)

By Arwen Foley Working beside the AA Rescue Call Centre, you hear all about the woes of Members who find themselves broken down at the side of the road. However, you never really think that you’re going to be at the other end of that phone. In my 7 years in AA Roadwatch, I’ve only… Continue reading My Weekend Break(downs)

AA Roadwatch warns of ‘worst traffic season in years’ as it celebrates 25 years on air

Read out latest press release here: It’s AA Roadwatch’s 25th Birthday this week. In a quarter of a century the AA’s regular bulletins on all things traffic and travel have become part of Irish life.  As the milestone is reached the AA is warning that traffic congestion in the Autumn and Winter of 2014 is… Continue reading AA Roadwatch warns of ‘worst traffic season in years’ as it celebrates 25 years on air

Irish Graduated Driving Licence System

The Irish Graduated Driving Licence (GDL) System for Learner / Novice Drivers The following information comes from the Irish Road Safety Authority regarding the Graduated Driving Licence  System: As you may already be aware, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced changes to the driver licensing system that apply to newly qualified novice drivers… Continue reading Irish Graduated Driving Licence System

Soccer fans don’t take a lift with a drunk driver

Drink driving

With the world cup up and running and many looking forward to watching the matches in their locals the AA is appealing to soccer fans, particularly young males, not to take a lift from a drunk driver. Highlighting the frequency of the practice, in a past AA Motor Insurance poll of close to 15,000 people,… Continue reading Soccer fans don’t take a lift with a drunk driver

Thosands of van drivers could be uninsured from this week

Here at the AA we’re alarmed that a large number of van drivers left in the lurch by the collapse of Setanta Insurance will be on the road with no cover at all by the end of this week. This week all remaining Setanta van insurance policies will be cancelled. Of the 75,000 people affected most have… Continue reading Thosands of van drivers could be uninsured from this week