Conor Faughnan

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Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar: New rules to come into effect next month.

Drivers caught texting and using mobiles or smartphones, even if they are on a hands-free kit, will be given a mandatory court summon(...)

Google said any bill banning the use of Google Glass by drivers would be premature, as product development  is still ongoing.

JJ Worrall Illinois, Delaware and Missouri are set to introduce bills to stop drivers from wearing Google Glass headsets while behind the(...)

Blown over plane at Shannon Airport today. Photograph: Comeragh

Dozens of roads are blocked and public transport has been severely disrupted by a storm which is sweeping the country. The Dart is suspen(...)

Conor Faughnan of AA Ireland said there was a general lack of awareness among car owners of vehicle fires and the associated costs and dangers

Problems with the rules on end-of life-vehicles have been blamed for vehicle fires becoming more common than house fires. Data from the Department of (...)

File photograph of a national speed limit sign in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The introduction of a new rural speed limit sign is a tacit acceptance of the difficulties associated with trying to audit limits across the State’s 9(...)

AA tackles frozen pipes

In a gesture of seasonal altruism – and self-care – insurer AA is offering anti-pipe-freeze advice and is persuading homeowners to insulate their pipe(...)

Homes bought during the boom years cost an average of ¤7,000 more to run than those bought today, the AA found

The basic cost of owning and running an average Irish home bought during the boom has risen to almost €22,000 a year according to figures released by (...)

Minister for Environment Phil Hogan said he was providing for this “additional procedure” because he was aware that an issue had arisen for owners whose cars are currently off the road who are unable to attend a Garda station to have the declaration form witnessed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New rules on taxing cars that are off the road are being amended to ease difficulties experienced by people living abroad or who are too ill to attend(...)

An AA Home Insurance survey  found 40 per cent of those asked believed the value of their property had been overestimated by the Revenue Commissioners. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Nearly two-thirds of homeowners believe the estimated value placed on their property by Revenue for property (...)

If you can afford to pay your motor tax in one go you will save yourself over 10 per cent

It is a depressing fact that all too often it costs more to have less. And sometimes it costs a whole lot more. If you have bundles of m(...)

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