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Forty per cent of women feel nervous letting a handyman in

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Forty per cent of women would feel some degree of apprehension letting a handyman or tradesman into their homes, according to a new poll from AA Home Insurance. In comparison, 20 per cent of the men polled said they would have cause for concern.

People believe economy will improve but they will not benefit

Irish people are optimistic about the economy generally for 2014 but feel that their own circumstances will get worse. The apparent contradiction is contained in a major survey of 26,000 Irish people carried out by The AA.

People believe economy will improve but they will not benefit

Irish people are optimistic about the economy generally for 2014 but feel that their own circumstances will get worse. The apparent contradiction is contained in a major survey of 26,000 Irish people carried out by The AA.

Two major tourist awards for Mayo

Mayo was one of the major winners as the AA announced its Hospitality Award winners at a ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. The good news has come in the form of two very prestigious awards for hospitality for the county. Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar presented the award for AA Courtesy and Care to Hotel Westport, while the title of AA Bean an Tí of The Year went to Dolores Jordan of the Red River Lodge in Ballina.

AA calls on drivers not to underestimate side effects of bad hangover

With the holiday season in full swing the AA is appealing to party goers not to take a lift from someone they know or suspect to be over the legal alcohol limit. Highlighting the frequency of the practice, in a recent AA motor insurance poll of close to 15,000 people, 13 per cent of respondents said they had travelled in a car with someone they knew to have more than the legal permissible amount of alcohol in their system within the last year.

Mayo fire brigade call out charge is one of the highest in the country

AA Ireland reports that the average national fixed fee for a fire brigade call out is €276 per hour for domestic chimney fires, and €414 for all other types of domestic fires, however Mayo’s fixed charge for a call out to a domestic fire stands at one of the highest in the country as the charge is €750 per hour. A a call out for chimney fire in Mayo is lower than the average rate though and stands at €150.

French taking their road safety seriously

If you are planning to drive in France this summer then be warned that our continental friends have decided to take road safety very seriously these days. Amongst the things you will need to bring are a hi-viz jacket, a self-breathalyser and a carefully respectful manner, en francais si possible, when dealing with French police.

Pothole related damage down year on year

After a mild winter, damage to vehicles in Ireland as a result of potholes is down on last year, according to an AA poll of more than 20,000 people.

G hotel gets prestigious AA rating

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Galway’s glamorous and unique g Hotel has double cause to celebrate this week as it has been awarded five AA Stars plus 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

Car tax on Road to Nowhere

The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.

 

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