Conor Faughnan

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Together with the power to seize a vehicle, gardaí would also be given the power to arrest a disqualified driver caught driving, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Garda has been given powers to seize vehicles driven by disqualified drivers, the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has said. He said also that(...)

Rabbits are the animals most likely to be hit by motorists, followed by dogs and then cats.

More than one in 10 Irish motorists have admitted to killing or hitting an animal with their car over the last five years with the number jumping to o(...)

 Conor Faughnan says a database “of sorts” listing   insured drivers  exists but  it is riddled with errors.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The failure of motor insurers to create a reliable customer database is stopping gardaí from checking motorists’ insurance status in real time, it ha(...)

Home improvements: according to the AA Home Insurance survey, just over 3 per cent of Dublin homeowners are planning to spend more than €50,000 on refurbishments, compared with a national average of 2.8 per cent. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

As property prices rise, homeowners are increasingly turning to renovations to improve their existing homes, with redecoration, extensions and flood-r(...)

Spending this December is likely to be €4.21 billion, up from €4.05 billion in 2015, says Retail Ireland. Retail prices are remaining low due to aggressive competition. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A weak pound and pressure on retailers to offer bigger discounts means Irish consumers can expect to get better value this Christmas than last as hous(...)

The majority of motorists are in favour of a new public register which would ‘name and shame’ drink-drivers, according to the latest research from the AA. File photograph: David Sleator

The majority of motorists are in favour of a new public register which would “name and shame” drink-drivers, according to the latest research from the(...)

“Two wrongs”: Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

For those of us who still cling to such fuddy-duddy notions as balanced reporting and dispassionate analysis, Wednesday’s discussion of new Dublin tra(...)

Half of those wishing to enter today’s property market have not managed to do so before the age of 35. Photograph: iStock

Owning your own home is an Irish rite of passage but people are becoming increasingly older before getting a foot on the ladder, new data has shown. (...)

Motor insurance premiums have risen dramatically and could rise by a further fifth, says Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Insurance companies are pulling out of Ireland because of the lack of information about the costs of meeting claims, the Automobile Association warned(...)

Dublin Bus services will stop at 9pm today ahead of a two-day strike on Thursday and Friday the company said. Photograph: The Irish Times

Trade unions have warned of a potential “long and damaging period of industrial conflict “ at Dublin Bus in the weeks ahead as a dispute over pay inte(...)

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