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Minister for Transport Shane  Ross has said motorists travelling in excess of the speed limit may face “four, six, eight or more points, depending on how fast they are going”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Doubt has been expressed over plans to introduce harsher sanctions for excessive speeding. Road safety advocacy group Parc and motoring body AA Irel(...)

Home-heating costs have seen the biggest jump, according to the AA’s cost-of-living survey.

When the cost of most everything from food, mortgage payments, utility bills, motoring, phones, a modest social life, insurance, school and childcare (...)

An analysis of bus journeys on the north and south quays showed substantial time savings.

Bus journey times along Dublin’s Liffey quays have been reduced by up to 45 per cent following the introduction of restrictions on cars, according to (...)

Traffic on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Car-Free Day took place on Friday and Dublin’s streets were a haven for walkers, cyclists and public transport users. Only joking - traffic (...)

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(...)

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