Fuel up on last year but new cars prices and servicing costs down The cost of running a family car has fallen by 3.4% per cent in the last 12 months, according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. It now costs €11,171 to run a small family car in the ‘Band C’ tax… Continue reading MOTORING COSTS FALL 3.4%
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
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
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 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
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.
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
The longest AA appointed property in Ireland has now been listed with the AA for a wonderful 85 years, Hunter’s Hotel, Rathnew, Co Wicklow joined the AA Recognition scheme in 1925. Ireland’s oldest coaching inns, Hunter’s Hotel is full of character and atmosphere, which hints at a bygone era in Ireland’s colourful past. Built in… Continue reading Hunter's Hotel 85th YeAAr
AA Ireland recently surveyed a panel of over 7,000* motorists on their plans to purchase new, second hand and electric vehicles in 2010 and beyond. Overall, 16% hope to change their car this year. Results found the majority (54%) intend to purchase a second hand car. 6% plan to buy a new car and a… Continue reading 16% of Motorists will change car this year – AA Survey
The price of petrol rose again this month and is up by 2.6c to 134.4c per litre according to the latest fuel price survey from the AA. Diesel prices rose even more sharply, by 3.5c a litre in the last month to an average of 125.5c. Petrol prices are now 9.8% higher (12c per litre) than they were in January. Diesel is up 10.5c since January, an increase of 9%. Almost two thirds of new car sales this year are diesel models, a very significant change in buying patterns as diesel has become the fuel of choice.