Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

The two most important cost items for ordinary motorists – fuel taxes and the cost of motor insurance – were left untouched by Minister Noonan in today’s budget, according to the AA. The motoring organisation has argued for the gradual removal of additional austerity-era taxes that were applied to fuel since the emergency budget of… Continue reading Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because… Continue reading Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

MOTORING COSTS: INSURANCE RISE WIPES OUT PUMP PRICE GAIN

The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,593.60 according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. The total is down a very tiny €17.60 on the same figure for last year according to the AA’s calculations. The major rise in the cost of motor insurance has cost motorists dearly.… Continue reading MOTORING COSTS: INSURANCE RISE WIPES OUT PUMP PRICE GAIN

Car driver? Shame on you, you planet-burner

You may not be aware of it but amongst other agencies Ireland has a National Transport Authority. In existence since 2009, that body regulates taxis and licenses bus routes. It also works in the broadest sense to promote public transport and sustainability. It is part regulator, part think tank and part research house. This week… Continue reading Car driver? Shame on you, you planet-burner

60% of Motorists would change their route to avoid new tolls

Additional tolls on Dublin’s M50 and on other routes around the country would cause extensive traffic congestion on alternative routes, according to the AA. An AA survey of over 13,000 Irish motorists shows that 60.9% of drivers would change their route to avoid a new toll if one were applied. The results show that proposals… Continue reading 60% of Motorists would change their route to avoid new tolls

Potential new tolls for motorway users – let us know your thoughts!

Following on from a National Road Authority report submitted to the previous government last October which recommended eight new toll locations on Irish Motorways as well as an extension of tolling points on the M50, it has been reported that the NRA has now hired a team of consultants to devise plans for the introduction of these potential new tolls.   Likely… Continue reading Potential new tolls for motorway users – let us know your thoughts!

Petrol and diesel prices fall for the first time since October

Motorists have noticed some slight relief at the pumps in recent weeks as the latest AA fuel price survey reveals that petrol and diesel prices both fell back this month. Petrol fell by 2 cent to an average of 151.3 cent per litre. Diesel fell more sharply, down 3.2 cent to an average of 142.8 nationwide.… Continue reading Petrol and diesel prices fall for the first time since October

No surprises as AA Monthly fuel index shows record high prices

The countrywide average price of a litre of unleaded petrol is now 149.4 cent, up 4.9 cent on the previous record from February. Diesel rose even more sharply, surging 6.5 cent to its new record high of 145.0 cent, according to the AA’s monthly fuel price survey. “This comes as no surprise to Irish motorists… Continue reading No surprises as AA Monthly fuel index shows record high prices

Crazy fuel prices… where does your money go?

The AA wants the new Government to cut fuel taxes. This is of course to ease the burden on motorists who spend about €225 per month just to keep rolling, but it also has major effects on the broader economy. Conor Faughnan shared the couch with Eddie Hobbs on TV3’s IrelandAM this morning and explained… Continue reading Crazy fuel prices… where does your money go?