Step-by-step guide to the Help to Buy Scheme – AA Ireland

The Help To Buy scheme applies only to new homes for first-time buyers. The process of purchasing your first home can be an incredibly daunting task. From the jitter of nerves and excitement the moment you find your dream house up until the ‘sale agreed’ sign is placed outside, the journey to becoming a home… Continue reading Step-by-step guide to the Help to Buy Scheme – AA Ireland

How to prevent chimney fires at home – AA Ireland

As winter approaches, we will welcome more nights in tucked up beside a cosy fire. However, it is vital that you ensure your chimney is clean, to avoid it catching fire and causing havoc to your home. To help keep your home and family safe while staying warm, our AA Home Insurance team have put… Continue reading How to prevent chimney fires at home – AA Ireland

Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

You’ve got the theory test, the learner permit, the lessons, picked out your first car – now it’s time to get your own car insurance policy. While the process can feel like a mystery or a learning curve, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s our guide to what you need and what the options mean.… Continue reading Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland

Budget 2022. AA Ireland.

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

Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland

Four small patches of rubber each about the size of your hand are the only parts of the car in touch with the road. So as we approach winter, having the right tyres in good condition and correctly inflated is very important for your safety. Regular checks and maintenance help to make tyres last longer,… Continue reading Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland

Reduce the risk of fire in your home this winter – AA Ireland

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Winter is a time when we can look forward to luxuries such as lazing beside a roaring open fire or lighting a few candles to set the mood, but both these things can pose as serious fire hazards. With Halloween also approaching us, fireworks will be used, lanterns will be lit and decorations will be… Continue reading Reduce the risk of fire in your home this winter – AA Ireland

Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – 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.

Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

A wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Caddy. Photo: Motability Ireland

There have never been so many ways to adapt vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. From specially adapted vehicles with different controls for drivers, to wheelchair accessible vehicles with or without lifts, there are more options than ever. However, choosing the right vehicle and the right adaptation can seem daunting, and… Continue reading Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland

Image: TII, from M50 Digital Signs Video 01

Updated 4/10/21 What’s changing on the M50? What does variable speed limits mean? The M50’s new dynamic traffic management system is being rolled out from October 2021, as part of the eMOS programme (Enhancing Motorway Operation Services). As a driver, the main thing you’ll see are a new set of overhead digital signs for variable… Continue reading What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland

Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

The campervan craze is sweeping the nation. Don’t just take my word for it, look at social media. Every second person is travelling around the country in their cool van, enjoying the comfort of their own kitchens and beds, while also enjoying the wild outdoors. If you’re on a budget and aren’t willing to invest… Continue reading Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland