With the price of a litre of both petrol and diesel falling by about 50 cent since the middle of 2012, the average annual savings for motorists is just under €900 and could top €1,000 if oil prices fall further over the coming weeks. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Irish motorists could end up paying as much as €260 million less in VAT over the next 12 months compared to 2012 if the price of oil on international (...)

“We knew it would be busy but we were surprised at just how hectic the day was,” said AA Director of Consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Post-Christmas car troubles on Monday delivered the Automobile Association’s rescue service its busiest day in five years, the AA said on Tuesday. The(...)

Conor Faughnan, consumer director of the AA, has claimed that Government inaction on car insurance is costing customers. Photograph: Sharpix

The complacency of car insurance companies and Government inaction is driving up car insurance prices for Irish consumers, and if a few key changes we(...)

The average price of a litre of petrol or diesel is cheaper now than at any time since March 2010, according to the AA’s Fuel Price Index. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The average price of a litre of petrol or diesel is cheaper now than at any time since March 2010, according to the AA’s Fuel Price Index. However, t(...)

AA figures show that petrol sells for an average of €1.295 a litre. That is down from €1.45 in July, but higher than the €1.18 for which it sold in 2009. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Motorists are unlikely to enjoy the full benefit of the latest fall in oil prices while the Government continues impose heavy taxes on petrol and die(...)

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has fallen for the first time in four years, according to a new survey. File photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has fallen for the first time in four years but the “negative equity generation” is still payi(...)

Gardaí beside the badly damaged Volvo after the crash near the N4 on the southbound M50. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/ Collins

The vehicle crash that shut one side of Dublin’s M50 motorway for about seven hours yesterday had motorists fuming at a perceived delay in clearing th(...)

Traffic chaos on the N4 in bound and outbound on Wednesday after a crash between a car and a lorry on the M50 at Junction 7 Southbound. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Wednesday’s chaotic traffic disruption emanating from the M50 collision was the perfect storm of insufficient public transport, the worst possible loc(...)

Motor tax for commercial vehicles is set to drop by up to €4,295 with the introduction of a new 5-band tax regime

Motor tax on commercial vehicles is to be overhauled, with tax the largest vehicles dropping by nearly €4,300 a year. In his budget speech Minister f(...)

Sgt Darren McCarthy at a speed check on Conyngham Road, Dublin for National Slow Down Day.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A Garda operation to encourage motorists to slow down caught 451 drivers breaking the speed limit over a 24 hour period today and yesterday. Some offe(...)