Conor Faughnan

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The average cost of running a family car for a year has fallen due to a drop in motor insurance premiums.

The average cost of running a family car for a year has fallen due to a drop in motor insurance premiums. According to the AA’s annual survey of moto(...)

Increasing the price of a litre of diesel by 10 cent to close the price gap between it and petrol would add about €140 on to the annual cost of driving for diesel motorists. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Irish motorists who drive diesel cars could be hit with an annual tax increase of almost €140 if the Government moves to bring car fuel prices in line(...)

‘Car-hire companies operate like low-fare airlines, with top-line prices looking good with bottom lines enhanced through the sale of last minute add-ons to people who are frequently stressed-out, confused and tired after long flights.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of hiring a car on holidays can quickly spiral out of control, but companies close to home have started responding to price gouging overseas (...)

A section of N7 near Naas, Co Kildare, has topped the list of locations for speed camera fines for the second year running.

A section of N7 near Naas, Co Kildare, has topped the list of locations for speed camera fines for the second year running. Figures released under th(...)

“Increasing your excess will leave you paying a little more in the event of a claim, but it can help you reduce your premiums significantly”

Almost 80 per cent of Irish motorists will shop around at the time of their next car insurance renewal in an attempt to reduce costs, according to a n(...)

Plans for the College Green Plaza will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála in March.

The designs for the new College Green plaza look quite nice. There are plenty of trees, a reasonable amount of seating, and those multiple water jet f(...)

AA director of consumer affairs Conor Faughnan said the practice, known as ‘fronting’, can have ‘serious consequences’

More than 13 per cent of parents have identified themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by their children in order to reduce insu(...)

The Port Tunnel, described by Ibec in 1996 as ‘the single most important piece of national transport infrastructure within the last decade’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Dublin Port Tunnel, a dozen years after it was sanctioned and five years after construction began, Bertie Ahe(...)

One of the newly unveiled speed limit signs in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Paddy Logue

There has been a mixed reaction following this week’s introduction of 30km/h speed limits in Dublin’s inner city, with taxi drivers in particular disp(...)

Commuter shift: AA Ireland found that more than 20 per cent of motorists now also describe themselves as cyclists. Photograph: Giorgio Fochesato/Getty

Drivers in Dublin are the rudest on the island, according to AA Ireland. Nearly half of the 7,000 motorists it asked – 47 per cent – named the county (...)

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