Petrol prices drop by almost 4% on average, Diesel by 3%

Diesel prices slip below €2 per litre across the country on average according to the latest AA Ireland price survey Petrol prices are back to February pricing in slight respite for motorists In a week where motorists were hit with the prospect of a double increase, both in terms of toll charging and EV charging, […]

Two Countries, Two Races, Two Trophies for Nicole Drought

Tipperary driver Nicole Drought had a busy time of it last weekend. She travelled to Anglesey in Wales to compete in the famous Race of Rembrance- an Endurance race for a variety of cars with multiple drivers . Rejoining the WRC Developments team, Nicole qualified fourth in class but once the seven hour race got […]

Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2023, announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains some measures specific to motoring: VRT No VRT changes for cars or commercial vehicles VAT and Excise Extensions Extending the current excise reduction of 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre […]

For the First Time Ever, Ireland’s Most in Demand New Car is Electric

For the first time in Irish motor history, an electric vehicle (EV) is the most in demand new car across all fuel types. DoneDeal looked at all new car (2022) ad view data on site for the period from January – August 2022 and found that, for the first time, new car buyers on DoneDeal rank an […]

The AA is urging all road users to be vigilant ahead of busy long weekend

Many people will be travelling on routes they’re less accustomed to The AA is urging motorists to take extreme care, stick to speed limits, wear seatbelts, do not use mobile phones behind the wheel and never ever drink and drive The AA welcomes the news that fines for fines relating to key road safety offences […]

Ifac reminds employers about incentives for electric vehicles

With the Government’s ambitious target to have almost a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding farmers and other business owners that generous grants and incentives are available for employers who provide their employees with electric vehicles. The advantages of electric vehicles include […]

The ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO: dynamism at its purest

With the launch of this latest MONTE CARLO variant, ŠKODA completes its new, fourth-generation FABIA range. The iconic name ŠKODA initially introduced exclusively for the FABIA has symbolised a sporty lifestyle since 2011. It commemorates the brand’s many victories at the legendary rally. The black body details underscore the new FABIA’s dynamic appearance, while the interior […]

Just 1 in 10 drivers likely to give up their car in the next five years

New research shows scale of challenge faced by transport policymakers, but a growing willingness to consider alternatives if they are made available New consumer research commissioned by Bolt, the European mobility super-app, has revealed the scale of the challenge faced by Irish regulators currently aiming to shake up the transport market. With the Road Traffic and […]

Mobile Phones, Children, Tooth Flossing and Make-Up Application – AA Ireland survey highlights sources of distraction for Irish motorists

12% use a handheld phone, 9% send a text and 6% use a smartphone to look up the internet while driving 3% have reported brushing their hair and 2% reported putting on make-up. 52% find children distracting when driving 54% admit to eating or drinking a non-alcoholic beverage while driving 32% say they are a […]

Over 25,000 New Cars Registered in January, significant growth for electric and hybrid vehicles

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for January. New cars registrations for the month of January are down slightly -0.2% (25,093) when compared to January 2021 (25,140). Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) are up slightly 0.7% (5,055) compared to January last year (5,022). HGV (Heavy […]

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