AA Ireland’s top tips for keeping safe this Halloween

Ahead of Halloween, AA Ireland is urging motorists to be safety conscious this year and do their part to keep our roads safe on Sunday night. The AA is warning that the changing of the clocks at the weekend, the start of the winter season, and the presence of children trick-or-treating in estates and cul-de-sacs… Continue reading AA Ireland’s top tips for keeping safe this Halloween

Summer driving checklist

It’s another year of “staycations” and holidays at home, so as the weather improves, many of us will be taking day trips and longer journeys across Ireland. Before your mind wanders to scenic trips along the west coast, it’s important to ensure your car is ready and prepared for the longer journeys the summer months… Continue reading Summer driving checklist

How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads

By Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Lauren Beehan Why are roads greasier after a dry spell? Are roads more slippery when it rains after a dry spell? It’s not something we come across as much in Ireland –  if sunny weather is a distant cousin from America who visits every ten years, rain is our neighbour… Continue reading How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads

How to make your home dog-safe

"Butch" photographed for at AA Ireland home Insurance. 13/02/2018 Photograph: ©Fran Veale

Making your home safe for your dog doesn’t mean putting them in tiny hi-vis vests or doggy hard hats – even though that would look cute. There are plenty of small changes you can make to your house or apartment to make it safer for your furry friends. Out of sight Outta sight, outta mind…and… Continue reading How to make your home dog-safe

How to keep your pet safe at Halloween

Halloween is a time to celebrate the darker nights, dress up and enjoy sweet treats, fireworks and bonfires. However, it can be a distressing time of year for animals and pets – particularly those living in urban areas. We have put together a list of some things to consider for the creatures in your life… Continue reading How to keep your pet safe at Halloween

Getting ready for the school run – the AA Roadwatch guide

The kids are about to head back to school, so it’s time to see if the uniforms still fit, buy shoes with plenty of extra growing room and spend a fortune on shiny new stationery. It’s also time to prepare the car – and yourself – for the daily journeys ahead if you’re on school… Continue reading Getting ready for the school run – the AA Roadwatch guide

Drivers can now “use judgement” on rural roads

Transport Minister Paschal Donoghue has announced new measures that will allow drivers to decide what speed to drive on narrow rural lanes. As part of the plans, 80km speed limit signs will be replaced by a new black circle with a diagonal line. This new measure encourages drivers to ‘use their judgement’ although they must… Continue reading Drivers can now “use judgement” on rural roads

Irish skiers lagging behind when it comes to helmets, AA finds

Less than half wore helmet on their last trip While the wearing of helmets among skiers and snowboarders has become more popular during the last decade, it seems that Irish based enthusiasts are lagging behind those hailing from other parts of Europe and the US. In a Poll by AA Travel Insurance of 830 people… Continue reading Irish skiers lagging behind when it comes to helmets, AA finds