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Anton Savage. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Throughout his career as a broadcaster, Anton Savage has been a one-man rebuke to the notion of nominative determinism. His on-air persona lacks any t(...)

Esther O’Moore Donohoe: ‘When I’d tell people I worked for AA Roadwatch they’d mostly ask “Do you ever get to go in a helicopter?”’

In my 12 years working for AA Roadwatch, I amassed a lot of great memories and even more completely useless and non-transferable information. Pre-pand(...)

The AA is stopping its Roadwatch Traffic and Travel reports, broadcast on RTÉ.

The AA is stopping its Roadwatch Traffic and Travel reports after almost 32 years. AA Ireland started broadcasting traffic reports on RTÉ Radio 1 in(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says when getting a car service to make sure you get a “quote” and not just an “estimate”, which is simply a guess at the cost of the work

If you were able to invoice €125 per hour, you’d be pretty happy. Assuming you work a 38-hour week, and take two paid weeks off every year for your ho(...)

M50 on the first day of Level-5 lockdown: “For the year to date, 126 people have been killed on Irish roads – an increase of 10 on last year, despite significant restrictions on travel between March and July.”   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Car crashes on Ireland’s roads have increased threefold during the latest tightened coronavirus restrictions compared to the first lockdown in spring,(...)

The NBRU has said it is not the job of a bus driver to police public health guidelines. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bus drivers have said there was “mayhem” on some bus services in Dublin on Thursday as excessive numbers of passengers sought to travel on services, t(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Pat Kenny  worries about there being too much carrot and not enough stick when it comes to infractions. Photograph: Frank Miller

Surveying the options mooted to curb Covid infections, Pat Kenny is happy to eschew the most severe option in favour of less draconian actions. “You d(...)

Passengers wearing face masks disembark their trains at Heuston Station, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Over the summer public transport officials held a series of meetings with employer groups and third level colleges, facing an unprecedented need to ga(...)

In recent months, cannabis has been the most commonly detected substance followed by cocaine. Photograph: iStock

Drink driving arrests increased during lockdown despite a sharp fall in traffic while the number of drug driving arrests doubled in the first half of (...)

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