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From TheJournal.ie The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone Pumping It

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?

To help answer, this week Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus' Driving Home
From TheJournal.ie New handheld devices will help gardaí identify uninsured drivers HANDHELD DEVICES

New handheld devices will help gardaí identify uninsured drivers

A new system will link to a database of uninsured drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one Pain In The Pothole

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

From TheJournal.ie Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year On The Road

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

From TheJournal.ie The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again Oil Be Damned

The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again

And it’s more expensive in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car? RISKY BUSINESS

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?

Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.

From TheJournal.ie 'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town In Shite

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

From TheJournal.ie AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish In English Please

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish

The man cancelled his membership.

From TheJournal.ie New year, new car? Here's what you should consider before you buy Advice

New year, new car? Here's what you should consider before you buy

Some timely advice from The AA’s Barry Aldworth for those considering a move to a ’181-’ reg plate.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA Ridealong

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

From TheJournal.ie The average motorist in Ireland spends up to €125 a month on petrol Racking Up The Miles

The average motorist in Ireland spends up to €125 a month on petrol

Most drivers would cover less than 500km a month, according to a survey from the AA.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

From TheJournal.ie So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers? What's In A Name?

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

From TheJournal.ie Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further Now We're Sucking Diesel
From TheJournal.ie The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year Fuelling The Boom

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin road closed after eight-car-collision Katharine Tynan Road

South Dublin road closed after eight-car-collision

The road has since been reopened and the crash cleared.

From TheJournal.ie Those who earn more will pay higher speeding fines under proposed safety law changes A Fine Idea

Those who earn more will pay higher speeding fines under proposed safety law changes

The Road Safety Authority said it will be watching the UK’s road laws with interest.

From TheJournal.ie Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums Fronting

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Petrol prices drop for first time in six months Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

From TheJournal.ie AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

From TheJournal.ie The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards Pricey

The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards

The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel is now the highest its been in 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why Money Money Money

Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why

A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Delays expected on M1 after crash at Port Tunnel Traffic

Delays expected on M1 after crash at Port Tunnel

Officers are currently at the scene and there are no reports of any serious injures.

From TheJournal.ie The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits Safer Streets

The AA thinks they're 'ridiculous', but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits

Dublin City Council plans to expand the 30km/hr speed limit across further areas of the city.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 7 out of 10 motorists want drink drivers named on live register Named And Shamed

Almost 7 out of 10 motorists want drink drivers named on live register

Conor Faughnan from The AA said, “It’s a tragic Irish problem that hasn’t gone away.”

From TheJournal.ie "We're on our knees and begging" - motorists being driven off the road by insurance costs, committee hears Spiralling

"We're on our knees and begging" - motorists being driven off the road by insurance costs, committee hears

The Oireachtas Finance committee today heard from the AA together with groups representing both older and younger drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Strike: Dublin Bus says services will end at 9pm tomorrow ahead of Thursday action No Late Buses

Strike: Dublin Bus says services will end at 9pm tomorrow ahead of Thursday action

The company says it has been left with no option but to terminate all routes at 9pm – hours earlier than anticipated.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs Premiums

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs

Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.

From TheJournal.ie The AA is offloading its Irish operations for nearly €157m Transport

The AA is offloading its Irish operations for nearly €157m

The biggest roadside assistance provider in the country will be sold to two private equity funds.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike End Of The Road

Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike

A shift in the global supply of oil is set to have a knock-on effect for Irish drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars Safety First

Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars

The findings from an AA survey suggests that Irish motorists are more keen on safety features than autonomous cars.

From TheJournal.ie Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel Price At The Pumps

Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel

Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue More Cash

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse) Theory Fail

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

From TheJournal.ie Petrol prices are going up, up, up again... Good While It Lasted

Petrol prices are going up, up, up again...

And they’re not likely to fall any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie There was a truck on fire on the M50 this morning Northbound

There was a truck on fire on the M50 this morning

The incident occurred northbound near J5 Finglas.

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