Cost of running a family car rises €250 from last year

Rising insurance premiums have offset lower fuel prices, an AA Ireland survey shows

5th September, 2016
The cost of running a family car has risen by more than 250 since last year

“In a better year we could be talking about the fall in fuel prices," AA Ireland's director of consumer affairs Conor Faughnan said. “Drivers won’t notice though because of the enormous surge in insurance costs."

He said the insurance crisis was particularly frustrating because much of it was unnecessary. "While it is true that motor insurance was losing money a few years ago and the price had to rise a bit,...

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