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Gardaí and the AA have appealed for motorists to exercise caution this bank holiday weekend following one of the deadliest weeks on Irish roads in recent memory. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí and the AA have appealed for motorists to exercise caution this bank holiday weekend following one of the deadliest weeks on Irish roads in rec(...)

Conor Faughnan: “The AA does support 30km/h zones and Dublin city should have plenty of them, but when you use 30, it should be properly designed.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h throughout Dublin city and suburbs are absurd and would undermine road safety, motoring lobby AA Ireland has said(...)

AA says changes in the global oil market are not being passed down to consumers

A typical Irish motorist is now spending around €193.65 per month on fuel as both diesel and unleaded fuel costs continued to climb this month. A lit(...)

New bylaws due to be presented to councillors this week, will see the 30km/h speed limit extended to almost all roads and streets as far as the city council’s boundary with the four other Dublin local authorities. FIle photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Cutting speed limits to 30km/h throughout Dublin city and suburbs will save lives according to cycling advocacy group the Dublin Cycling Campaign. H(...)

In the six months since fixed-charge fines were introduced, 577 cyclists were caught out. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

I came across a welcome piece of news recently: about 600 cyclists have been brought to book for breaking the law – the law of the road, that is – in(...)

AA director of consumer affairs Conor Faughnan said rising cost of insurance was “major frustration” for motorists

More than nine out of ten motorists believe the cost of car insurance will be the biggest motoring issue they’ll face this year, according to a survey(...)

AA Ireland said the average price for a litre of petrol in Ireland is now 121.1 cent

Rising oil prices are starting to have an impact at forecourts with a decline in the cost of fuel slowing considerably last month, according to AA Ire(...)

Traffic volumes, one indicator of commuter activity, have been creeping upwards. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Rising traffic levels on the main road networks in the greater Dublin area and a swell in demand for residential property surrounding the capital are (...)

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(...)

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