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The AA in Ireland is now offering free roadside assistance to anyone who works in healthcare, and to older motorists should their car break down.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the AA in Ireland is now offering free roadside assistance to anyone who works in healthcare, and to older motoris(...)

Street lights, empty roads and relative darkness suggest the race was held in the early hours of the morning.

Animal rights advocates have said the emergence of video footage showing a sulky race that cut off four lanes of a Dublin motorway has renewed focus o(...)


According to second-hand sales site Carzone, some 25 per cent of Irish buyers say  ‘fear of the unknown’ is holding them back from buying an electric car

Irish buyers are still more likely to buy a diesel-engined car than any other type. That’s according to an AA Insurance survey which questioned 8,000 (...)

Major roads out of the capital and other cities are likely to begin getting congested by midday. File photograph: The Irish Times

Fog in some parts of the country on Friday evening has made driving home for Christmas difficult for many and prompted the AA to urge motorists to tak(...)

Mr Ross is due to seek Cabinet approval for the laws which would introduce a number of varied speeding offences, as opposed to the current system of €80 fines and three penalty points for any level of excess speed.  Photograph: iStock

Concerns have been raised that strict new speeding laws proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross will “clog up the courts” because affected drive(...)

Many of us still find ourselves looking disconsolately at drained bank accounts towards the end of the month

For years now we have been told by the powers that be that the good times are here again. And while it may be true that the economy has recovered to (...)

AA Ireland was highly criticial of the increase in carbon tax

There was a cautious welcome from business groups to Budget 2020 with a hike in commercial stamp duty going down badly along with an increase in the c(...)

The first 60mg/km of NOx emissions from new cars is to be charged at a rate of €5 per mg. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

A new tax based on a vehicle’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be applied to new car purchases and used imports from January 1st, replacing the cu(...)

The impact exaggerated or fraudulent motor insurance claims are having on premium prices could actually be worsened by the exaggerated claims being made by the industry itself, according to the AA’s Conor Faughnan.   File photograph: Getty

The impact of exaggerated or fraudulent motor insurance claims on premiums could be worsened by exaggerated claims made by the industry itself, accord(...)

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