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Members of An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council officials “reclaiming” pallets in Finglas, Dublin, on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fire stations across Dublin will be on standby from around 4pm on Wednesday to respond to reports of bonfires coming in to the Dublin Fire Brigade ca(...)

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge has banned a motorist from driving for six months after the driver’s car was found parked in a disabled parking space in Ennis, Co Clare. At (...)

Some younger drivers are being quoted €5,0000 to €6,000 for an annual premium. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland we like our economic roller-coasters – just look at economic growth and house prices. To this, add motor insurance, which has swung wildly (...)

According to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs, the average cost of running a family car comes in at €10,691, up €20 on last year’s figure. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Any savings Irish motorists might make as a result of reported falls in the cost of car insurance are being offset by a significant rise in the cost o(...)

AA says Ireland is not ready for self-driving cars and must do more to prepare for the future

The AA is hosting a CarTech Conference in October, to assess Ireland’s preparedness for electric, connected and autonomous cars. The conference, due(...)

“More motorists are experiencing incidents of bad behaviour on the part of other drivers.” Photograph: iStock

A majority of Irish drivers are reporting higher volumes of bad behaviour, including road rage, according to a new survey, which links the increase to(...)

Alicia McKiernan from Gorey at  Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A temperature of 32 degress was recorded in the west of Ireland on Thursday as the State’s heatwave continued. Met Éireann said seven weather statio(...)

AA Ireland noted that fuel prices are at their highest since 2015. A litre of petrol is 9 cent more expensive than at the start of 2018 while diesel costs more than 10 cent extra.

Drivers want the Government to considering cutting motor fuel taxes as prices have hit a three-year high. Figures from insurer AA Ireland show that a(...)

The Government has been accused of taking its foot off the pedal when dealing with high-priced motor insurance as premiums now cost an average of 30 p(...)

SSE Airtricity announced a price increase for gas and electricity that will see the annual cost for its customers rise by as much as €140. Photograph: iStock

Rising energy prices on world markets could leave consumers worse off by hundreds of euro over the next 12 months after they have covered the cost of (...)

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