How Triumphant Grand Prix In Phoenix Park Helped Nascent Irish Free State To Emerge On The International Circuit

New book tells incredible story of WT Cosgrave’s ambitious plan to use motor racing to showcase Ireland as an independent and progressive modern country Many thousands watched racing cars roar around the Phoenix Park International press declared Irish Grand Prix ‘as the greatest ever held anywhere’ The Irish Free State at the end of the […]

AA Urges Additional Caution Over Chilly Bank Holiday Weekend

With an increase in the number of cars on routes across the country and a dip in temperatures expected over the coming weekend, AA Ireland is calling on motorists to take extra precautions when driving. Ahead of the last Bank Holiday of the year, the AA is urging those planning journeys by car over the […]

Tricks and Treats to help parents survive family road trips this mid-term break

Research by Carzone reveals that over a third of parents find family road trips stressful   As the mid-term break comes upon us, many families across the country will be planning a road trip ahead of the Halloween break. A recent survey by Carzone, Ireland’s Trusted Motoring Marketplace, found that over a third (35%) of […]

€4.2m research programme into driverless vehicles launched

–       €2 million contribution by Government through Science Foundation Ireland   –       Ireland can be major global centre for autonomous vehicle research   –       Lero-led programme combines Irish academia, global automotive and Irish firms   Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, today launched a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on […]

AA Urges Homeowners and Motorists To Take Precautions Ahead of Storm Lorenzo

AA Ireland is advising homeowners across Ireland, particularly those living in counties along the west coast, to prepare their homes accordingly ahead of Storm Lorenzo which is currently expected to hit Ireland on Thursday.   Ahead of the high winds and heavy rainfall, AA Home Insurance has advised home-owners to carry out some basic storm-proofing […]

Ireland’s Best-Selling Car, Toyota Corolla, To Go Exclusively Hybrid From 2020

Unprecedented demand for self-charging hybrid version of world’s best-selling car eliminates need for petrol option   Toyota Ireland to remove 1.6 petrol saloon and 1.2 petrol hatchback from the lineup of Ireland’s No.1 bestselling car – the Toyota Corolla Decision also sees C-HR switch to hybrid only as 1.2 petrol dropped   Just 16 months […]

Motorists Can’t Afford Further Tax Hikes As Pump Prices Climb, AA Warns

Ahead of Budget 2020, AA Ireland has cautioned against further increases in taxation on petrol and diesel, as the latest increase in pump prices places further strain on motorists across the country. The AA’s latest fuel prices survey has found that the cost of a litre of petrol has increased by almost 3.5c in the past month, […]

Funding Boost For Go Girls Karting Initiative Gives 1,000 Aspiring Female Drivers The Chance To Experience Life In The Fast Lane

Ireland World Cup hockey star and motorsport engineer Nicci Daly to lead schools programme which combines STEM subjects with motorsport driving More than 1,000 female secondary school students will get the chance to sample life in the fast lane after a joint initiative by Motorsport Ireland and Formula Female received funding of €35,000 from the […]

AA warns to expect significant increase in incidents and crashes on roads in September

The return of schools means a big increase in traffic volumes. It also means more traffic incidents, crashes and delays. AA Ireland is warning road users of the increased risk of collisions and incidents as commuter patterns return to peak levels after the Summer.   An analysis of road traffic incidents reported to AA Roadwatch […]

It’s the Final Countdown to Cannonball – Official route for spectators

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 6th – 8th with proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society. Top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley and Cannonball is the largest organised roadtrip in Europe. The event has already raised €1,016,000 for Irish charities and, […]

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