Fuel prices down slightly this month but up nearly 20% year on year

The cost of petrol decreased marginally this month from 133.3 cents per litre to 132.4 on average, the lowest price since April of this year.  Despite the slight reprieve, overall, petrol is up 18.5% on the same time last year.  Diesel is down 1.7 cents on average this month to 123.2 cents, again the lowest… Continue reading Fuel prices down slightly this month but up nearly 20% year on year

IRISH DRIVER BEHAVIOUR HAS IMPROVED, BUT NOT MUCH…

The AA has conducted a survey of nearly 7000 Irish motorists and the results show that most people feel that Irish driving standards have improved in the last ten years – but not by much.  AA Motorists’ Panel members were asked whether in their view the behaviour of car drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, cyclists… Continue reading IRISH DRIVER BEHAVIOUR HAS IMPROVED, BUT NOT MUCH…

AA’s Conor Faughnan Plugs into Green Driving

Participants of Ireland’s first electric car trial are plugging in and charging up at home as ESB domestic charge points are rolled out nationwide. Conor Faughnan, AA Ireland is taking part in the study and is currently testing the Mitsuibishi iMiEV electric car, as well as a domestic charge point which was installed in his… Continue reading AA’s Conor Faughnan Plugs into Green Driving

TOLLS ON N-ROADS PROPOSAL IS ABSURD

The AA has described the proposal to apply toll charges to the non-motorway N-Road network as absurd and has called on the government to rule it out immediately. The proposal is included in the measures put forward by the Local Government Efficiency Review Group report published by the Minister for Environment, Heritage & Local Government… Continue reading TOLLS ON N-ROADS PROPOSAL IS ABSURD

Irish Fuel Prices Stabilise For The First Time In 8 Months

The average price of petrol has finally fallen this month by 1.7c to 132.7c per litre according to the latest fuel price survey from the AA. Diesel prices also declined slightly by 1.5c a litre in the last month to an average of 124.0c. This is the first month since October of last year that… Continue reading Irish Fuel Prices Stabilise For The First Time In 8 Months

AA Survey- Positive Outlook for Business Travel, but cutting back on the frills

An AA Travel Insurance survey shows that business travel is on the up. 7,000 Irish adults were asked about their business travel plans for the next three months*.  16.5% of respondents were planning at least one business trip abroad, and 17.8% were planning at least one business trip within Ireland. While the numbers are healthy,… Continue reading AA Survey- Positive Outlook for Business Travel, but cutting back on the frills

VAT on M50 toll would add insult to injury – AA

VAT at 21 per cent is to be applied to State-owned tolls at the West-Link Toll Bridge on the M50 and the Dublin Port Tunnel with effect from next Thursday 1st of July. This is because of the Revenue Commissioners decision that toll charges levied by the State must include VAT. Privately operated toll charges… Continue reading VAT on M50 toll would add insult to injury – AA

AA WELCOMES DRINK-DRIVE LIMIT REDUCTION

The AA has welcomed the passing of the 2010 Road Traffic Bill which paves the way for reducing Ireland’s Drink Drive limit from 80 mgs to 50 mgs, along with a lower 20mg limit for learner drivers and professional drivers.

AA Warns of Laundered and Sub-Standard Diesel

The AA has recently received complaints from motorists concerning Laundered diesel and sub-standard diesel. The motoring organization is advising people to buy carefully or they risk being hit for a costly repair. “This is not a new phenomenon, but will prices so high currently and people feeling the pinch it does seem to be on… Continue reading AA Warns of Laundered and Sub-Standard Diesel