New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid starting price: €27,260 Price as tested: €32,400 Good stuff: Smart looks, high quality, big boot, exceptional economy Bad stuff: Quite pricey, not as much rear-seat room as in some rivals What is it? The Toyota Yaris Cross is a Yaris, by badge, but really, it’s all a bit more complicated than… Continue reading New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid

Keeping your home protected while you’re away – the AA Ireland Guide

It’s been another year of staycations and slightly hesitant holiday plans. But as the reopening continues and more of us get our Digital Covid Certs, the holiday season is likely to last well into September for those who aren’t on the back-to-school run. After a lot more time at home this year than any of… Continue reading Keeping your home protected while you’re away – the AA Ireland Guide

New Car Review: Audi Q2 30 TFSI SE

Q2 Starting Price: €33,765 Price as tested: €37,044 GOOD STUFF The refined and frugal 3-cylinder petrol engine, good quality interior, great urban car BAD STUFF Not a cheap car, especially when you add on options, rear space is limited.  WHAT IS IT? The Audi Q2 is Audi’s smallest Q model – Q being the designation… Continue reading New Car Review: Audi Q2 30 TFSI SE

New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

DS3 Starting Price: €28,990 Price as tested: €38,949 GOOD STUFF Stylish design, good EV powertrain with a consistent range. BAD STUFF Small infotainment screen, cramped rear legroom, price. WHAT IS IT? The DS3 Crossback marks the French brand’s (they are the premium version of Citroën) return to Ireland (alongside the larger DS7) and this time… Continue reading New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

What causes vehicle fires? The AA guide to preventing and dealing with car fires.

How likely is your car to catch fire while you’re driving it? It’s the stuff of nightmares – seeing smoke or flames appear as you’re secured inside a moving vehicle. Thankfully, it’s not very likely. Despite the number of combustible materials that comprise a vehicle, most drivers won’t ever experience a spontaneous vehicle fire, and… Continue reading What causes vehicle fires? The AA guide to preventing and dealing with car fires.

New Car Review: Mazda6 100th Anniversary Edition

The Mazda6 might not be an obvious choice amidst a sea of SUVs, but it is a handsome and entertaining to drive alternative. Mazda6 Starting Price: €34,170 Price as tested: €47,695 GOOD STUFF  Handsome looks, great interior, entertaining handling BAD STUFF Expensive at the higher end WHAT IS IT? The Mazda6 has been around for… Continue reading New Car Review: Mazda6 100th Anniversary Edition

Nationwide Covid-19 travel restrictions (2021)

Updated April 12th, 2021 Measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 remain in place in Ireland. Until Mon 10th May, you should stay within your county, or within 20km from home if crossing county boundaries, except for essential travel. Here’s a round-up of all our information about travelling (or not) during this time. What travel… Continue reading Nationwide Covid-19 travel restrictions (2021)

From flatbed trucks to classic cars: the vehicles you need at every St. Patrick’s Day parade

In a normal year, we’d be bringing you hundreds of road closures relating to parades around the country. Instead, Esther O’Moore Donohoe reflects fondly on the engine-run stars of every local St. Patrick’s Day parade. Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. ‘Tis a day to celebrate all things Irish – like shamrocks, forty shades of green and… Continue reading From flatbed trucks to classic cars: the vehicles you need at every St. Patrick’s Day parade