Conor Faughnan

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Conor Faughnan said : “Irish fuel is super-taxed as it is” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 12, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It does so unfairly because less affluent drivers with older cars and rural drivers who are high mileage suffer most,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 12, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We would expect prices to come down. But it is up to consumers to keep an eye on prices and seek out garages where the prices are good,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Many schools are having to introduce alternative arrangements, such as staggered starts or specified drop-off times, which means you could have a large volume of traffic arriving at the school shortly before it opens or remaining nearby in they have multiple children in primary and secondary schools with different starting times. With this in mind, motorists should exercise additional caution when travelling, particularly when passing schools, in the weeks ahead as a combination of these new measures along with the excitement of seeing their friends for could lead to children crossing the road to and from school slightly earlier or later than usual” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 31, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “For those working at home, this may not prove a more suitable option than in previous years where the rush to get from school to the office led them to favour their car,” “However, for those who continue to use their car for the school run or to commute during the morning period, now is an ideal time to carry out some basic checks to ensure your tyres and lights are in working order to help keep you and other road users safe” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 31, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : "The good news, however, is that this increase is not at the same level we saw prices climb by last month and that the cost of both fuels remain significantly below where they were at the start of the year or 12 months ago. “We can’t truly know where prices are heading as demand, both home and abroad, is very much linked to restrictions introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19. If we see a global move to re-introduce lockdown-style restrictions then we could see pump prices fall again, but if schools go ahead with opening and more aspects of society start to open up in the coming weeks, then demand and pump prices could increase”. Following significant drops earlier in the year, crude oil prices have continued to trend upwards - but still remain significantly below levels seen before the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Brent Crude Oil is trading at approximately $45 per barrel, up from a price of $43 per barrel in late June. However, this price of crude oil remains significantly below prices of up to $65 per barrel seen in late 2019. “Traditionally, we would see pump prices climb as we come into the late-autumn and winter period as the return of schools, change in weather conditions, and reduced daylight lead to an increase in car usage," External link

longfordleader Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : "The good news, however, is that this increase is not at the same level we saw prices climb by last month and that the cost of both fuels remain significantly below where they were at the start of the year or 12 months ago. “We can’t truly know where prices are heading as demand, both home and abroad, is very much linked to restrictions introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19. If we see a global move to re-introduce lockdown-style restrictions then we could see pump prices fall again, but if schools go ahead with opening and more aspects of society start to open up in the coming weeks, then demand and pump prices could increase”. Following significant drops earlier in the year, crude oil prices have continued to trend upwards - but still remain significantly below levels seen before the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Brent Crude Oil is trading at approximately $45 per barrel, up from a price of $43 per barrel in late June. However, this price of crude oil remains significantly below prices of up to $65 per barrel seen in late 2019. “Traditionally, we would see pump prices climb as we come into the late-autumn and winter period as the return of schools, change in weather conditions, and reduced daylight lead to an increase in car usage," External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “In recent months the Covid-19 outbreak has correctly been the sole focus of both the new government and the caretaker government which proceeded them,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Many households will have suffered financial loss as a result of the Covid outbreak and some may be struggling now more than ever with things like keeping their car on the road. For those living in rural Ireland or areas underserved by public transport, access to a car and affordable insurance is vital to allow them to continue to work or to seek new employment where necessary” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Mount Juliet Estate is not only one of Ireland’s finest hotels, but is renowned the world over for the warm welcome and stunning experience it provides to both Irish holiday-goers and overseas tourists," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Demand is likely to remain below pre-Covid levels due to the large numbers of people working from home globally or choosing to walk or cycle more regularly, but for those who must drive it’s important to remain loyal to your own pocket and get into the habit of comparing prices at multiple garages and purchasing your fuel from whichever one is offering the best price” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Whenever an underwriter provides a rebate we’ll hand it straight to you but when they don’t, we can’t,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leinsterexpress Friday, April 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leinsterleader Friday, April 24, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

longfordleader Friday, April 24, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, April 24, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan stated : "Nothing about this is easy but we cannot let the ordinary motorist sit at the bottom of the food chain once again," External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker," External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Nothing about this is easy, but we cannot let the ordinary motorist sit at the bottom of the food chain once again” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan explains : "Crude oil only accounts for about 20-25% of what we pay at the pump for a litre of fuel. The rest consists largely of taxation," External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 13, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 13, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, April 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, April 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “From what our patrols are seeing most people are adhering to government advice and the majority of the breakdowns we are attending to would be classed as essential travel,” “At the end of the day, the last thing that any nurse, doctor, or frontline healthcare worker needs at this point in time is to walk out at the end of their work day and find their only way of getting home struggling to start due to a battery fault or stuck in place due to a puncture” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added ( about Saudi ) : “While the impact of the coronavirus on oil prices is likely to be reversed at some point in the future, the steps being taken by Saudi Arabia are likely to have a longer-term role in affecting crude oil and pump prices,” External link

thejournal Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "We have seen an easing of crude oil prices to a more typical level but it still remains a very volatile situation and further increases in the near-term future could occur, depending on the next evolution of political matters occurring in the Middle East," External link

herald-ie Monday, January 20, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Budget 2020 saw an increase in carbon tax on both petrol and diesel, but in isolation that’s going to achieve very little in terms of encouraging people to travel by means other than the private car. If you take last year for example, petrol prices varied from as low as 132.9c per litre to as high as 146.1c. However, even when prices increased significant there was no reduction in number of people driving which shows that simply increasing the cost of motoring in isolation will achieve nothing,” “If what party or parties that make up the next government want to truly do something in the name of climate change, we need a fast and aggressive wave of investment in viable alternatives, including public transport, electric car infrastructure, and cycle lanes, so that people feel they have an alternative to their car which they can count on to get them to work on time in hail, rain, snow or sunshine” External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “However, even when prices increased significantly there was no reduction in number of people driving which shows that simply increasing the cost of motoring in isolation will achieve nothing,” External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If what party or parties that make up the next government want to truly do something in the name of climate change, we need a fast and aggressive wave of investment in viable alternatives, including public transport, electric car infrastructure, and cycle lanes, so that people feel they have an alternative to their car which they can count on to get them to work on time in hail, rain, snow or sunshine” External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "We don't yet know if that's the case," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Delayed flights can have a knock-on impact on your holiday as you could miss a connecting flight, find yourself having to re-arrange accommodation, or miss out on aspects of your holiday that were pre-booked. Depending on the nature of the delay, you may be able to claim compensation from the airline but this is not always a guarantee,” “Similarly if you have to completely cancel a holiday, you could be left on the hook for some or all of the costs of flights and accommodation but having travel cover in place could help offset these costs” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “It’s certainly a positive sign of the improved economic situation of many in Ireland that almost a third of motorists are in a position where they can look at purchasing a vehicle in 2020, as during the worst years of the recession we saw the numbers of new car sales drop significantly,” “However, it should be a priority for government to ensure that new cars entering the market are as clean as possible. While both petrol and diesel cars today are certainly cleaner than previous generations, we should still be doing more to encourage people towards cleaner solutions such as fully electric technology through additional financial incentives” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The openness to hybrid vehicles does show that consumers are aware and concerned about the impact of their transport on CO2 emissions, but we then see a noticeable drop off in those who say they are willing to consider a fully electric car,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The openness to hybrid vehicles does show that consumers are aware and concerned about the impact of their transport on CO2 emissions, but we then see a noticeable drop off in those who say they are willing to consider a fully electric car,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "While some assistance is available to those looking to purchase an EV, the last two budgets have failed to deliver anything substantive which would make a would-be purchaser more likely to opt for an electric vehicle than a petrol or diesel-powered car. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For most of us the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror, but if you are fortunate enough to be planning a winter getaway this year it’s important that you don’t overlook the first stage of the holiday – getting to the airport or your ferry,” External link

thejournal Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “You may not be able to completely eliminate the risk of a break-in, but you can at least make it tougher for a burglar to enter your home by making sure all potential entry points are locked and secure,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It’s quite likely that traffic will be a bit more spread out this year than it was in previous years, as those travelling further afield for Christmas may opt to delay their journey into the weekend. However, we do expect that Friday will be a busy day on our roads, with traffic starting to build in the afternoon as the first wave of the Christmas exodus takes place,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It’s quite likely that traffic will be a bit more spread out this year than it was in previous years, as those travelling further afield for Christmas may opt to delay their journey into the weekend. However, we do expect that Friday will be a busy day on our roads, with traffic starting to build in the afternoon as the first wave of the Christmas exodus takes place,” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland or even the UK by car it’s important that you prepare your car properly and load any items you’re bringing home into the boot correctly and safely to avoid any accidents being caused by uneven weight distribution. "Depending on the weight of what you may be buying, you may need to adjust your tyre pressure ahead of the journey, but it’s also important to be security-conscious if leaving your car unattended while the boot is full of presents,” “Whether you’re shopping in the state or driving across the border, it’s important to be mindful about leaving your car unattended during shopping trips in the weeks ahead. "Opportunistic thieves are likely to be checking car parks over the coming weeks for unlocked vehicles so always double-check that you have locked your car before you leave it and that any presents you’ve bought aren’t easily visible to passers-by” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, December 9, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland or even the UK by car it’s important that you prepare your car properly and load any items you’re bringing home into the boot correctly and safely to avoid any accidents being caused by uneven weight distribution. Depending on the weight of what you may be buying, you may need to adjust your tyre pressure ahead of the journey, but it’s also important to be security-conscious if leaving your car unattended while the boot is full of presents,” “Whether you’re shopping in the state or driving across the border, it’s important to be mindful about leaving your car unattended during shopping trips in the weeks ahead. Opportunistic thieves are likely to be checking car parks over the coming weeks for unlocked vehicles so always double-check that you have locked your car before you leave it and that any presents you’ve bought aren’t easily visible to passers-by” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Ahead of the holidays, put yourself in the burglar's shoes and check the locks on all doors and windows are in working condition and always lock up before you leave," External link

herald-ie Monday, December 2, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 11, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 11, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 11, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 11, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they're looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000," "It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index" External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 11, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is particularly true for those trying to get their foot on the property ladder, who are facing many of the costs associated with home ownership, while also trying to meet rental payments and save for a deposit," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 11, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is certainly a worrying and unsustainable trend and highlights the need for urgent action by Government and local councils to ensure the housing stock isn't outstripped by demand," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 11, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “While we’re still significantly off the peaks seen during the Celtic Tiger, house prices have continued to surge in the past 12 months representing a major issue for both those looking to acquire their first home and those trying to meet their monthly mortgage repayments,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan adds : “This is particularly true for those trying to get their foot on the property ladder, who are facing many of the costs associated with home ownership, whilst also trying to meet rental payments and save for a deposit,” “If you look at both housing prices and home running costs as measured by the AA over the past 5 years, annual costs have increased by almost €2,000 with house prices increasing by over €60,000. This is certainly a worrying and unsustainable trend and highlights the need for urgent action by Government and local councils to ensure the housing stock isn’t outstripped by demand” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “The moved to NOX-emissions based charging will help to close the gap in terms of the cost of a new car versus a second-hand UK import, which is one of the main issues facing efforts to make Irish transport cleaner. The relative poor performance of the Sterling in recent years made UK imports an enticing option for many, but unfortunately the cars being sold into the Irish market by the UK tended to be old vehicles with high CO2 emissions,” “While targeting these vehicles is a smart climate change initiative, and one likely to be effective in comparison to simply increasing carbon tax, stopping short of improving on the existing incentives to push people towards electric vehicles feels like a missed opportunity yet again” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Increasing the price today and in future years through increases to carbon tax will only achieve one thing, which is to generate additional revenue for Government without having any impact on our over-reliance on the private car,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “This shows how much this matters to people,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "But increasing the cost of living will not nudge the customer to make better choices," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The moved to NOx-emissions based charging will help to close the gap in terms of the cost of a new car versus a second-hand UK import, which is one of the main issues facing efforts to make Irish transport cleaner. The relative poor performance of the Sterling in recent years made UK imports an enticing option for many, but unfortunately the cars being sold into the Irish market by the UK tended to be old vehicles with high CO2 emissions,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "But increasing the cost of living will not nudge the customer to make better choices," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "In central Dublin for example, the public transport capacity to take half, literally half, of the commuters. For the other half, there isn't space for them with all the public transport assets that we have. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 4, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : “Oil prices fell sharply at the end of last year and Irish fuel prices dropped as well,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Carbon taxes are designed to nudge consumer behaviour towards alternatives which is the whole point,” “When you don’t have alternatives you don’t get the switch but you do get lots of extra tax money from consumers. I’m afraid it’s very cynical of the government which understands this point perfectly well,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “A carbon tax on its own will not change commuter behaviour and will only be viewed by many as a cash grab unless you offer some form of a carrot to facilitate those who move to cleaner forms of transport along with the stick that is additional taxation,” “If you look at Irish car sales statistics you’ll see that when tax incentives were introduced to push people towards diesel cars, the public responded and increasing numbers made the change from petrol to diesel. We may now look at that decision to push diesel as a mistake, but it does show that if you introduce incentives to move people from one form of transport to another, the average motorist will follow suit,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Whether it is a diesel-to-electric scrappage scheme, additional grants for electric vehicles or whatever form the government wants these incentives to take, these efforts will contribute much more greatly to Ireland reaching its climate targets then simply adding new taxes will ever achieve,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It would be better if the legislation was in place along with the technology, but I think TII is taking the right attitude because this has been talked about for years," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The way you use an electric vehicle, if you have one, typically you'll have a charge point at home and the Government will give you a few bob towards installing that. " External link

RTERadio Monday, August 26, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I think there are few things more worrying than accidentally locking one of your children into your car, but it's something that can happen more easily than you think," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Modern ) : "Modern cars make it more difficult to accidentally lock the keys inside, but it's still something we are seeing on a regular basis," "On average, we deal with keys being locked into the car six times a day. Despite our reassurances, everyone who finds themselves in this situation feels they're the first person to have ever done it" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For any parent I think there are few things more worrying than when you accidentally lock one of your children into your car but it’s something that can happen more easily than you think” External link

irishmirror Monday, August 5, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added ( about August Bank ) : “When it comes to Bank Holidays we all have plans for a relaxing time but unfortunately these long weekends also tend to be among the most dangerous periods on our roads. Not only do we see an increase in motorists driving in an area they’re not accustomed to, people’s normal driving behaviours can change drastically,” “Things like drink-driving, speeding or not wearing a seatbelt which many motorists would never dream of doing during their regular driving suddenly become more visible on Irish roads. We’d call on all motorists to think of their own safety and that of other road users in the coming days so we can all have a safe and enjoyable weekend” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

beat102103 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, July 15, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

waterford-news Monday, July 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

westernpeople Monday, July 15, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “While this is a positive development, we’re still a long way away from truly fixing many of the issues in our insurance system which contributed to the price rises seen from 2015,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "inordinately high prices in the ongoing insurance costs crisis" External link

herald-ie Monday, July 15, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What insurance companies mean when they say fraud is actually exaggeration,” “They don’t mean one in five claimants has staged an accident rather that they are exaggerating the extent of their injuries to get an increased payout” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “The problems being faced by young drivers, and indeed returning emigrants as well, when trying to find insurance at a reasonable price are a product of the failure to adequately respond to the insurance crisis,” “While there’s no silver bullet that on its own will bring an end to rising premiums, if the measures that were put to government almost 4 years ago now were acted on insurance companies would be in a better position to mitigate the risk of having young drivers on their books” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Ultimately, this not only increases the risk of uninsured driving among this cohort, but can also have an impact on the ability of young people, particularly those living in rural Ireland , to find part-time work as their commuting options may be extremely limited,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It's very easy to fall into the trap of assuming you only need travel insurance while you're actually abroad and leaving it until the very last minute before your departure to purchase cover," "Unfortunately, taking that approach can prove exceptionally risky as you could be left with a significant hole in your wallet if you're forced to cancel your holiday at short notice for any reason" External link

RTERadio Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, June 3, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, June 3, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump," External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 3, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 3, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 3, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

waterford-news Monday, June 3, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

waterford-news Monday, June 3, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Ultimately, I think we’re unlikely to see any change in the levels of taxation on both fuels any time soon but Government needs to look at how this excessive level of tax is impacting on those across the country who rely on the private car to commute to and from work,” External link

leitrimobserver Monday, June 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “1 in 10 motorists admitting to using their phone while driving in the past month is a worrying statistic on the face of it, but given the number of motorists who report seeing other drivers using a phone the actual percentage of those texting or using a phone at the wheel is likely to be much higher,” “It only takes a split second of lapsed concentration for you to find yourself involved in a collision with another road user. Ultimately, putting your own safety and that of other road users at risk simply to reply to a message that could wait until you get home or to work isn’t worth it” External link

beat102103 Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise," External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 25, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise,” External link

beat102103 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan commented : “Similar technologies have been in use in the UK, Northern Ireland and elsewhere for a number of years,” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We now need Government to commit to providing An Garda Síochána with everything they need to ensure this technology can be used more widely as soon as possible,” External link

irishmirror Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Similar technologies have been in use in the UK, Northern Ireland and elsewhere for a number of years,” “But while other jurisdictions were keeping up with the times we were still asking Gardaí to police uninsured driving with little more than a flashlight to check insurance discs on dark, gloomy nights” External link

irishmirror Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It is the dark side of human nature. I don’t know if we can ever fix that through legislation,” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “2018 felt like a year of unrelenting surges when it came to pump prices, so it’s certainly reassuring for motorists to see prices trending in the opposite direction to start the new year,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "excessive tax placed on both petrol and diesel means motorists are still paying more than they should be for their fuel" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For many people in Ireland, particularly those living in rural areas, the car is their only means of reliable transport and as a result crucial to their ability to get to work and continue to contribute to the Irish economy,” “The current levels of taxation only serve to punish these people for the failure of the current Government and their predecessors to improve public transport options across the country,” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “then that money needs to be used wisely and invested in providing people across Ireland with reliable public transport options so that they have legitimate alternatives as opposed to simply forcing them into a corner and punishing them when they try to escape by their sole reliable transport option” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “We’re urging people to take extra precautions when driving over the coming days as not only will traffic volumes be significantly higher on motorways and in towns across the country, but you will also have a much larger number of motorists driving on routes they’re less familiar with,” External link

anglocelt Friday, December 21, 2018 1:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “City-centre traffic in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick is likely to peak on Thursday December 20th as commuters try to finish off the last of their Christmas shopping before the big day,” External link

independent-ie Friday, December 21, 2018 10:28:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Pound Sterling ) : “While the euro is still performing strongly against the Pound Sterling, the immediate aftermath of Brexit may have encouraged more people to make the journey last year despite the transport costs involved in doing so often negating any savings you may make” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Road safety needs to be a priority all year round, but it’s true that the next few months represent a particularly dangerous time on the roads. While it’s ultimately the responsibility of the motorists to self-police when it comes to their speed, speed cameras help to reinforce this behaviour so having more cameras visible on our roads would be welcome,” “Whether there is a speed camera present or not on any given road, it’s important that motorists not only stick to the limit but adjust their driving accordingly when either road or weather conditions require you to do so” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 27, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Road safety needs to be a priority all year round, but it’s true that the next few months represent a particularly dangerous time on the roads. While it’s ultimately the responsibility of the motorists to self-police when it comes to their speed, speed cameras help to reinforce this behaviour so having more cameras visible on our roads would be welcome,” “Whether there is a speed camera present or not on any given road, it’s important that motorists not only stick to the limit but adjust their driving accordingly when either road or weather conditions require you to do so” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 27, 2017 2:13:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "In the coming days a drop in temperatures is likely to wreak havoc on car batteries, particularly if they’re older or weaker. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan told : “I would have a concern that that might be a difficult law to get through in a robust manner that was constitutional because you are punishing me for another adult’s deeds and I just think it might be a tough one to defend against inevitable legal challenge,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The big story for 2017 has been rising house prices and increased difficulty for those trying to get on the property ladder this year," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 6, 2017 7:18:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, in the latest budget very little was done to increase people’s interest in changing to an electric vehicle,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 30, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

clarechampion Friday, October 27, 2017 9:19:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

waterford-news Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas," "Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads" External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "As Ophelia is the first severe weather event we'll have encountered this year, homeowners may not be fully prepared for the potential heavy rainfall and risk of flooding," External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Not a bad idea, but not a big idea either. There were less than 400 electric cars sold last year and there are just over 1,800 electric cars in Ireland. In Norway the figure is 135,000. This modest measure will not do much to close that gap,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Anyone looking at purchasing a second hand car in the near future, particularly if it’s a UK import should consider their breakdown assistance options to ensure they avoid any lengthy delays in the hard shoulder,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I am surprised retailers are putting up prices in the next few days. Hopefully, this will be a short-term rise," External link

independent-ie Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I am surprised retailers are putting up prices in the next few days. Hopefully, this will be a short-term rise," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 1, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The omens are good, with the caveat that nobody can ever truly know what will happen for sure. However, the signs point to stability. In relative terms, oil prices are quite low albeit fluctuating over the past 12 months,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:39:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Another factor is that the value of the dollar has fallen somewhat, and that has tended to pull prices down. You can never truly predict but current signs are good,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:39:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The best we can say is that when we compare August of this year to August of last the cost did not get any worse overall," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Rising motor insurance premiums have been the main issue faced by motorists for over two years now, and something which the AA has highlighted to government since the publication of our five-point plan to tackle rising insurance costs in November 2015. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “While the destinations people want to visit were vast and varied, for the majority of us there’s at least one city or country we want to see during our lifetime,” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Unfortunately there are a number of things in the Irish landscape that make fraud easier for individuals that want to perpetrate it and they are the type of things that we want to see these reforms get rid of. " External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “The omens aren’t good to be honest,” “All we’ve seen thus far in 2017 suggests a year in which oil will be more expensive unfortunately” External link

thejournal Monday, January 30, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The golden rule is to slow down. Every danger is magnified by your car’s speed. On these dark winter mornings you have to expect the unexpected. We also have to look out for other road users. Cyclists are supposed to be properly lit and pedestrians need to be careful on winter roads, but as motorists the primary responsibility is with us,” External link

clarechampion Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

waterford-news Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

westernpeople Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

theecho Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

theecho Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There was 20 to 25 cent per litre added in emergency taxes that are still in place. For all the talk of Opec, Oman, Russia, Brexit, and Trump, 70% of Irish petrol costs are tax” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:29:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "Those who bought property at its 2007 peak paid about a third more than the current value, and that large group of citizens are still carrying a huge burden," "It is not just that they can find it difficult to move on because of the equity issue; their monthly payments are so high, that they would need an extra €10,000 per annum in salary just to be in the same situation as someone who bought their house this year" External link

independent-ie Monday, November 21, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Drinking and driving is a reckless, shameful behaviour that should be part of Ireland’s past and not our future. Motorists have consistently supported strong enforcement and strong sanctions for the offence,” External link

sundayworld Monday, October 24, 2016 1:10:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Home ownership may feel as if it is a long way away for younger Irish people. " External link

independent-ie Friday, September 23, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We have made a lot of progress compared to earlier years but we cannot be satisfied because every road death is avoidable. Initiatives like Project Edward point the way to the future” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It does not seem terrible sense to segregate bus lanes when the buses are not running," External link

RTERadio Friday, September 9, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It does not seem terrible sense to segregate bus lanes when the buses are not running," External link

RTERadio Friday, September 9, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There is a new draft due next month,” “At present it’s hopelessly out of date and effectively useless. With the update, the courts must also be bound to abide by it” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “When an insurance company sees this they immediately know they have to refix their premiums across the board,” “Courts have to be persuaded to adhere to the Book of Quantum,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "What is the point in keeping the bus lane open for use by a bus service which isn’t running. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan explained : "Essentially a large part of the cost of your motor insurance is embedded in the cost of your fuel," External link

newstalk Monday, September 5, 2016 8:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “This is something that every single parent can relate to and it is desperately dangerous. Driving takes total concentration but because he task is so familiar we tend to forget that. Kids can be very distracting for a driver so every family has to become used to proper car behaviour. We all know that is easier said than done but if you make it your habit from the very start then kids will be used to it” External link

clarechampion Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We are always pleased to see the price come down as it affects all of us,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “A litre of petrol actually costs about 40 cents. Everything else is tax,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Don’t trust the key return box,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This weekend will see the typical driving patterns change - people are driving longer distances and on unfamiliar roads," "Wear a seatbelt, slow down and never drink and drive" External link

herald-ie Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:08:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It will carelessly apply 30kph limits on clearly unsuitable roads," External link

herald-ie Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan : “The AA does support 30km/h zones and Dublin city should have plenty of them, but when you use 30, it should be properly designed” External link

irishtimes Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is clumsy and unnecessary and will do more harm than good for road safety. It is being sold as a road safety measure but it is not. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "It is of course true that when crashes happen at slower speeds they do less damage. If you have a choice between whether to be hit by a car at 30 km/h or to be hit at 50 km/h, it is absolutely clear that you would be far better off at the lower speed. There are plenty of studies that demonstrate this and I don’t know of a single sensible argument against it. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : "we are a nation that can’t prise ourselves away from mobile technology even whilst on holidays, despite it being the perfect opportunity to unplug. " External link

newstalk Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The main road network, which we do obviously have to maintain, is in reasonably good shape, it carries about half of all traffic. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 30, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan reminds : “If you are going to travel more than once in a year, an annual multi-trip policy can work out cheaper and more convenient than buying a single trip policy each time you go away,” External link

dublinpeople Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Much has been said about oil producers appearing to edge closer towards limiting their output and the growth in prices would seem to be reflective of recent headlines,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 23, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Much has been said about oil producers appearing to edge closer towards limiting their output and the growth in prices would seem to be reflective of recent headlines. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The bigger issue is tax, and of your €190 or so monthly fuel bill nearly €130 goes directly to the Government in tax. If oil pursues its current pattern we could see fuel prices continue to accumulate well into 2016. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

theecho Monday, May 23, 2016 11:01:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 23, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 23, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 23, 2016 4:33:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "By lunchtime we had already dealt with 25 road traffic accidents, thankfully mostly with minor damage. It was a really dangerous morning and although the forecast is for an improvement we would urge all drivers to be extremely careful," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "By lunchtime we had already dealt with 25 road traffic accidents, thankfully mostly with minor damage. It was a really dangerous morning and although the forecast is for an improvement we would urge all drivers to be extremely careful," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:48:00 AM EAT



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Conor Faughnan said : “Irish fuel is super-taxed as it is” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 12, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It does so unfairly because less affluent drivers with older cars and rural drivers who are high mileage suffer most,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 12, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There may be a sense of looking back through rose-tinted glasses to this belief, as the introduction of mandatory lessons and the N-plate system were both designed to help learning and newly qualified drivers remain safe on the roads,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We would expect prices to come down. But it is up to consumers to keep an eye on prices and seek out garages where the prices are good,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Many schools are having to introduce alternative arrangements, such as staggered starts or specified drop-off times, which means you could have a large volume of traffic arriving at the school shortly before it opens or remaining nearby in they have multiple children in primary and secondary schools with different starting times. With this in mind, motorists should exercise additional caution when travelling, particularly when passing schools, in the weeks ahead as a combination of these new measures along with the excitement of seeing their friends for could lead to children crossing the road to and from school slightly earlier or later than usual” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 31, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “For those working at home, this may not prove a more suitable option than in previous years where the rush to get from school to the office led them to favour their car,” “However, for those who continue to use their car for the school run or to commute during the morning period, now is an ideal time to carry out some basic checks to ensure your tyres and lights are in working order to help keep you and other road users safe” External link

waterford-news Monday, August 31, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : "The good news, however, is that this increase is not at the same level we saw prices climb by last month and that the cost of both fuels remain significantly below where they were at the start of the year or 12 months ago. “We can’t truly know where prices are heading as demand, both home and abroad, is very much linked to restrictions introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19. If we see a global move to re-introduce lockdown-style restrictions then we could see pump prices fall again, but if schools go ahead with opening and more aspects of society start to open up in the coming weeks, then demand and pump prices could increase”. Following significant drops earlier in the year, crude oil prices have continued to trend upwards - but still remain significantly below levels seen before the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Brent Crude Oil is trading at approximately $45 per barrel, up from a price of $43 per barrel in late June. However, this price of crude oil remains significantly below prices of up to $65 per barrel seen in late 2019. “Traditionally, we would see pump prices climb as we come into the late-autumn and winter period as the return of schools, change in weather conditions, and reduced daylight lead to an increase in car usage," External link

longfordleader Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : "The good news, however, is that this increase is not at the same level we saw prices climb by last month and that the cost of both fuels remain significantly below where they were at the start of the year or 12 months ago. “We can’t truly know where prices are heading as demand, both home and abroad, is very much linked to restrictions introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19. If we see a global move to re-introduce lockdown-style restrictions then we could see pump prices fall again, but if schools go ahead with opening and more aspects of society start to open up in the coming weeks, then demand and pump prices could increase”. Following significant drops earlier in the year, crude oil prices have continued to trend upwards - but still remain significantly below levels seen before the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Brent Crude Oil is trading at approximately $45 per barrel, up from a price of $43 per barrel in late June. However, this price of crude oil remains significantly below prices of up to $65 per barrel seen in late 2019. “Traditionally, we would see pump prices climb as we come into the late-autumn and winter period as the return of schools, change in weather conditions, and reduced daylight lead to an increase in car usage," External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “In recent months the Covid-19 outbreak has correctly been the sole focus of both the new government and the caretaker government which proceeded them,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Many households will have suffered financial loss as a result of the Covid outbreak and some may be struggling now more than ever with things like keeping their car on the road. For those living in rural Ireland or areas underserved by public transport, access to a car and affordable insurance is vital to allow them to continue to work or to seek new employment where necessary” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Mount Juliet Estate is not only one of Ireland’s finest hotels, but is renowned the world over for the warm welcome and stunning experience it provides to both Irish holiday-goers and overseas tourists," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Demand is likely to remain below pre-Covid levels due to the large numbers of people working from home globally or choosing to walk or cycle more regularly, but for those who must drive it’s important to remain loyal to your own pocket and get into the habit of comparing prices at multiple garages and purchasing your fuel from whichever one is offering the best price” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The notion of graduated speed fines sounds good and it makes sense when you describe it but in a legal sense it is very difficult to do,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Whenever an underwriter provides a rebate we’ll hand it straight to you but when they don’t, we can’t,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leinsterexpress Friday, April 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

leinsterleader Friday, April 24, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

longfordleader Friday, April 24, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

dundalkdemocrat Friday, April 24, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan stated : "Nothing about this is easy but we cannot let the ordinary motorist sit at the bottom of the food chain once again," External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker," External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “To be frank, they need to look at it harder and they need to look at it quicker” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Nothing about this is easy, but we cannot let the ordinary motorist sit at the bottom of the food chain once again” External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan explains : "Crude oil only accounts for about 20-25% of what we pay at the pump for a litre of fuel. The rest consists largely of taxation," External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 13, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 13, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, April 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, April 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For those who must travel, for example, healthcare workers, the fact that fuel prices have remained low is to he welcomed,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan admitted : “we know nothing about what the economic situation will look like in the weeks and months ahead” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 13, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “From what our patrols are seeing most people are adhering to government advice and the majority of the breakdowns we are attending to would be classed as essential travel,” “At the end of the day, the last thing that any nurse, doctor, or frontline healthcare worker needs at this point in time is to walk out at the end of their work day and find their only way of getting home struggling to start due to a battery fault or stuck in place due to a puncture” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added ( about Saudi ) : “While the impact of the coronavirus on oil prices is likely to be reversed at some point in the future, the steps being taken by Saudi Arabia are likely to have a longer-term role in affecting crude oil and pump prices,” External link

thejournal Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Potholes are not a new issue faced by road users by any stretch of the imagination, but they are one which can cause significant annoyance and, if you are unfortunate enough to hit one without seeing it, can easily cause damage to a car or bike,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Cars are seized because they don’t have valid NCTs, they are in dangerous conditions, cars are seized when they are not properly insured,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "We have seen an easing of crude oil prices to a more typical level but it still remains a very volatile situation and further increases in the near-term future could occur, depending on the next evolution of political matters occurring in the Middle East," External link

herald-ie Monday, January 20, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Budget 2020 saw an increase in carbon tax on both petrol and diesel, but in isolation that’s going to achieve very little in terms of encouraging people to travel by means other than the private car. If you take last year for example, petrol prices varied from as low as 132.9c per litre to as high as 146.1c. However, even when prices increased significant there was no reduction in number of people driving which shows that simply increasing the cost of motoring in isolation will achieve nothing,” “If what party or parties that make up the next government want to truly do something in the name of climate change, we need a fast and aggressive wave of investment in viable alternatives, including public transport, electric car infrastructure, and cycle lanes, so that people feel they have an alternative to their car which they can count on to get them to work on time in hail, rain, snow or sunshine” External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “However, even when prices increased significantly there was no reduction in number of people driving which shows that simply increasing the cost of motoring in isolation will achieve nothing,” External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If what party or parties that make up the next government want to truly do something in the name of climate change, we need a fast and aggressive wave of investment in viable alternatives, including public transport, electric car infrastructure, and cycle lanes, so that people feel they have an alternative to their car which they can count on to get them to work on time in hail, rain, snow or sunshine” External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "We don't yet know if that's the case," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Delayed flights can have a knock-on impact on your holiday as you could miss a connecting flight, find yourself having to re-arrange accommodation, or miss out on aspects of your holiday that were pre-booked. Depending on the nature of the delay, you may be able to claim compensation from the airline but this is not always a guarantee,” “Similarly if you have to completely cancel a holiday, you could be left on the hook for some or all of the costs of flights and accommodation but having travel cover in place could help offset these costs” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “It’s certainly a positive sign of the improved economic situation of many in Ireland that almost a third of motorists are in a position where they can look at purchasing a vehicle in 2020, as during the worst years of the recession we saw the numbers of new car sales drop significantly,” “However, it should be a priority for government to ensure that new cars entering the market are as clean as possible. While both petrol and diesel cars today are certainly cleaner than previous generations, we should still be doing more to encourage people towards cleaner solutions such as fully electric technology through additional financial incentives” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The openness to hybrid vehicles does show that consumers are aware and concerned about the impact of their transport on CO2 emissions, but we then see a noticeable drop off in those who say they are willing to consider a fully electric car,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The openness to hybrid vehicles does show that consumers are aware and concerned about the impact of their transport on CO2 emissions, but we then see a noticeable drop off in those who say they are willing to consider a fully electric car,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "While some assistance is available to those looking to purchase an EV, the last two budgets have failed to deliver anything substantive which would make a would-be purchaser more likely to opt for an electric vehicle than a petrol or diesel-powered car. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For most of us the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror, but if you are fortunate enough to be planning a winter getaway this year it’s important that you don’t overlook the first stage of the holiday – getting to the airport or your ferry,” External link

thejournal Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “You may not be able to completely eliminate the risk of a break-in, but you can at least make it tougher for a burglar to enter your home by making sure all potential entry points are locked and secure,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It’s quite likely that traffic will be a bit more spread out this year than it was in previous years, as those travelling further afield for Christmas may opt to delay their journey into the weekend. However, we do expect that Friday will be a busy day on our roads, with traffic starting to build in the afternoon as the first wave of the Christmas exodus takes place,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It’s quite likely that traffic will be a bit more spread out this year than it was in previous years, as those travelling further afield for Christmas may opt to delay their journey into the weekend. However, we do expect that Friday will be a busy day on our roads, with traffic starting to build in the afternoon as the first wave of the Christmas exodus takes place,” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland or even the UK by car it’s important that you prepare your car properly and load any items you’re bringing home into the boot correctly and safely to avoid any accidents being caused by uneven weight distribution. "Depending on the weight of what you may be buying, you may need to adjust your tyre pressure ahead of the journey, but it’s also important to be security-conscious if leaving your car unattended while the boot is full of presents,” “Whether you’re shopping in the state or driving across the border, it’s important to be mindful about leaving your car unattended during shopping trips in the weeks ahead. "Opportunistic thieves are likely to be checking car parks over the coming weeks for unlocked vehicles so always double-check that you have locked your car before you leave it and that any presents you’ve bought aren’t easily visible to passers-by” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, December 9, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “If you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland or even the UK by car it’s important that you prepare your car properly and load any items you’re bringing home into the boot correctly and safely to avoid any accidents being caused by uneven weight distribution. Depending on the weight of what you may be buying, you may need to adjust your tyre pressure ahead of the journey, but it’s also important to be security-conscious if leaving your car unattended while the boot is full of presents,” “Whether you’re shopping in the state or driving across the border, it’s important to be mindful about leaving your car unattended during shopping trips in the weeks ahead. Opportunistic thieves are likely to be checking car parks over the coming weeks for unlocked vehicles so always double-check that you have locked your car before you leave it and that any presents you’ve bought aren’t easily visible to passers-by” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Ahead of the holidays, put yourself in the burglar's shoes and check the locks on all doors and windows are in working condition and always lock up before you leave," External link

herald-ie Monday, December 2, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 11, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 11, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 11, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they’re looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000,” “It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 11, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The single biggest driver of it is the mortgage payments. For an individual who bought this year, they're looking at at baseline price for a house of €269,000, compared to €243,000," "It is that increase of €26,000 in house prices in the last year that has driven the rise in this AA index" External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 11, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is particularly true for those trying to get their foot on the property ladder, who are facing many of the costs associated with home ownership, while also trying to meet rental payments and save for a deposit," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 11, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is certainly a worrying and unsustainable trend and highlights the need for urgent action by Government and local councils to ensure the housing stock isn't outstripped by demand," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 11, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “While we’re still significantly off the peaks seen during the Celtic Tiger, house prices have continued to surge in the past 12 months representing a major issue for both those looking to acquire their first home and those trying to meet their monthly mortgage repayments,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan adds : “This is particularly true for those trying to get their foot on the property ladder, who are facing many of the costs associated with home ownership, whilst also trying to meet rental payments and save for a deposit,” “If you look at both housing prices and home running costs as measured by the AA over the past 5 years, annual costs have increased by almost €2,000 with house prices increasing by over €60,000. This is certainly a worrying and unsustainable trend and highlights the need for urgent action by Government and local councils to ensure the housing stock isn’t outstripped by demand” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “The moved to NOX-emissions based charging will help to close the gap in terms of the cost of a new car versus a second-hand UK import, which is one of the main issues facing efforts to make Irish transport cleaner. The relative poor performance of the Sterling in recent years made UK imports an enticing option for many, but unfortunately the cars being sold into the Irish market by the UK tended to be old vehicles with high CO2 emissions,” “While targeting these vehicles is a smart climate change initiative, and one likely to be effective in comparison to simply increasing carbon tax, stopping short of improving on the existing incentives to push people towards electric vehicles feels like a missed opportunity yet again” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Increasing the price today and in future years through increases to carbon tax will only achieve one thing, which is to generate additional revenue for Government without having any impact on our over-reliance on the private car,” External link

eecho Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “This shows how much this matters to people,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "But increasing the cost of living will not nudge the customer to make better choices," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The moved to NOx-emissions based charging will help to close the gap in terms of the cost of a new car versus a second-hand UK import, which is one of the main issues facing efforts to make Irish transport cleaner. The relative poor performance of the Sterling in recent years made UK imports an enticing option for many, but unfortunately the cars being sold into the Irish market by the UK tended to be old vehicles with high CO2 emissions,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "But increasing the cost of living will not nudge the customer to make better choices," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "In central Dublin for example, the public transport capacity to take half, literally half, of the commuters. For the other half, there isn't space for them with all the public transport assets that we have. " External link

irishexaminer Friday, October 4, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Crude Oil ) : “Oil prices fell sharply at the end of last year and Irish fuel prices dropped as well,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Carbon taxes are designed to nudge consumer behaviour towards alternatives which is the whole point,” “When you don’t have alternatives you don’t get the switch but you do get lots of extra tax money from consumers. I’m afraid it’s very cynical of the government which understands this point perfectly well,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “A carbon tax on its own will not change commuter behaviour and will only be viewed by many as a cash grab unless you offer some form of a carrot to facilitate those who move to cleaner forms of transport along with the stick that is additional taxation,” “If you look at Irish car sales statistics you’ll see that when tax incentives were introduced to push people towards diesel cars, the public responded and increasing numbers made the change from petrol to diesel. We may now look at that decision to push diesel as a mistake, but it does show that if you introduce incentives to move people from one form of transport to another, the average motorist will follow suit,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Whether it is a diesel-to-electric scrappage scheme, additional grants for electric vehicles or whatever form the government wants these incentives to take, these efforts will contribute much more greatly to Ireland reaching its climate targets then simply adding new taxes will ever achieve,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 30, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It would be better if the legislation was in place along with the technology, but I think TII is taking the right attitude because this has been talked about for years," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The way you use an electric vehicle, if you have one, typically you'll have a charge point at home and the Government will give you a few bob towards installing that. " External link

RTERadio Monday, August 26, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I think there are few things more worrying than accidentally locking one of your children into your car, but it's something that can happen more easily than you think," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Modern ) : "Modern cars make it more difficult to accidentally lock the keys inside, but it's still something we are seeing on a regular basis," "On average, we deal with keys being locked into the car six times a day. Despite our reassurances, everyone who finds themselves in this situation feels they're the first person to have ever done it" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For any parent I think there are few things more worrying than when you accidentally lock one of your children into your car but it’s something that can happen more easily than you think” External link

irishmirror Monday, August 5, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added ( about August Bank ) : “When it comes to Bank Holidays we all have plans for a relaxing time but unfortunately these long weekends also tend to be among the most dangerous periods on our roads. Not only do we see an increase in motorists driving in an area they’re not accustomed to, people’s normal driving behaviours can change drastically,” “Things like drink-driving, speeding or not wearing a seatbelt which many motorists would never dream of doing during their regular driving suddenly become more visible on Irish roads. We’d call on all motorists to think of their own safety and that of other road users in the coming days so we can all have a safe and enjoyable weekend” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

beat102103 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, July 15, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

waterford-news Monday, July 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “If you get clamped on the street in Dublin and you don’t like it for whatever reason, you can appeal. And the appeal system works well,” External link

westernpeople Monday, July 15, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “While this is a positive development, we’re still a long way away from truly fixing many of the issues in our insurance system which contributed to the price rises seen from 2015,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "inordinately high prices in the ongoing insurance costs crisis" External link

herald-ie Monday, July 15, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What insurance companies mean when they say fraud is actually exaggeration,” “They don’t mean one in five claimants has staged an accident rather that they are exaggerating the extent of their injuries to get an increased payout” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “The problems being faced by young drivers, and indeed returning emigrants as well, when trying to find insurance at a reasonable price are a product of the failure to adequately respond to the insurance crisis,” “While there’s no silver bullet that on its own will bring an end to rising premiums, if the measures that were put to government almost 4 years ago now were acted on insurance companies would be in a better position to mitigate the risk of having young drivers on their books” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Ultimately, this not only increases the risk of uninsured driving among this cohort, but can also have an impact on the ability of young people, particularly those living in rural Ireland , to find part-time work as their commuting options may be extremely limited,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It's very easy to fall into the trap of assuming you only need travel insurance while you're actually abroad and leaving it until the very last minute before your departure to purchase cover," "Unfortunately, taking that approach can prove exceptionally risky as you could be left with a significant hole in your wallet if you're forced to cancel your holiday at short notice for any reason" External link

RTERadio Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, June 3, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, June 3, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump," External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 3, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 3, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

westernpeople Monday, June 3, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, at the moment we are seeing significant fluctuations in the cost of crude oil and that’s having a direct effect on what motorists are paying at the pump,” External link

waterford-news Monday, June 3, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Due to the current turbulence in relation to crude oil costs, different garages will be selling both fuels at different rates, depending on the cost of a barrel of oil when they bought their current supply,” External link

waterford-news Monday, June 3, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Ultimately, I think we’re unlikely to see any change in the levels of taxation on both fuels any time soon but Government needs to look at how this excessive level of tax is impacting on those across the country who rely on the private car to commute to and from work,” External link

leitrimobserver Monday, June 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “1 in 10 motorists admitting to using their phone while driving in the past month is a worrying statistic on the face of it, but given the number of motorists who report seeing other drivers using a phone the actual percentage of those texting or using a phone at the wheel is likely to be much higher,” “It only takes a split second of lapsed concentration for you to find yourself involved in a collision with another road user. Ultimately, putting your own safety and that of other road users at risk simply to reply to a message that could wait until you get home or to work isn’t worth it” External link

beat102103 Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise," External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 25, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “What does it tell us? It [the four in 10 figure] is a little high but this will probably normalise,” External link

beat102103 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan commented : “Similar technologies have been in use in the UK, Northern Ireland and elsewhere for a number of years,” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We now need Government to commit to providing An Garda Síochána with everything they need to ensure this technology can be used more widely as soon as possible,” External link

irishmirror Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Similar technologies have been in use in the UK, Northern Ireland and elsewhere for a number of years,” “But while other jurisdictions were keeping up with the times we were still asking Gardaí to police uninsured driving with little more than a flashlight to check insurance discs on dark, gloomy nights” External link

irishmirror Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “It is the dark side of human nature. I don’t know if we can ever fix that through legislation,” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “2018 felt like a year of unrelenting surges when it came to pump prices, so it’s certainly reassuring for motorists to see prices trending in the opposite direction to start the new year,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "excessive tax placed on both petrol and diesel means motorists are still paying more than they should be for their fuel" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “For many people in Ireland, particularly those living in rural areas, the car is their only means of reliable transport and as a result crucial to their ability to get to work and continue to contribute to the Irish economy,” “The current levels of taxation only serve to punish these people for the failure of the current Government and their predecessors to improve public transport options across the country,” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “then that money needs to be used wisely and invested in providing people across Ireland with reliable public transport options so that they have legitimate alternatives as opposed to simply forcing them into a corner and punishing them when they try to escape by their sole reliable transport option” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “We’re urging people to take extra precautions when driving over the coming days as not only will traffic volumes be significantly higher on motorways and in towns across the country, but you will also have a much larger number of motorists driving on routes they’re less familiar with,” External link

anglocelt Friday, December 21, 2018 1:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “City-centre traffic in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick is likely to peak on Thursday December 20th as commuters try to finish off the last of their Christmas shopping before the big day,” External link

independent-ie Friday, December 21, 2018 10:28:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said ( about Pound Sterling ) : “While the euro is still performing strongly against the Pound Sterling, the immediate aftermath of Brexit may have encouraged more people to make the journey last year despite the transport costs involved in doing so often negating any savings you may make” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Road safety needs to be a priority all year round, but it’s true that the next few months represent a particularly dangerous time on the roads. While it’s ultimately the responsibility of the motorists to self-police when it comes to their speed, speed cameras help to reinforce this behaviour so having more cameras visible on our roads would be welcome,” “Whether there is a speed camera present or not on any given road, it’s important that motorists not only stick to the limit but adjust their driving accordingly when either road or weather conditions require you to do so” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, November 27, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Road safety needs to be a priority all year round, but it’s true that the next few months represent a particularly dangerous time on the roads. While it’s ultimately the responsibility of the motorists to self-police when it comes to their speed, speed cameras help to reinforce this behaviour so having more cameras visible on our roads would be welcome,” “Whether there is a speed camera present or not on any given road, it’s important that motorists not only stick to the limit but adjust their driving accordingly when either road or weather conditions require you to do so” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 27, 2017 2:13:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "In the coming days a drop in temperatures is likely to wreak havoc on car batteries, particularly if they’re older or weaker. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan told : “I would have a concern that that might be a difficult law to get through in a robust manner that was constitutional because you are punishing me for another adult’s deeds and I just think it might be a tough one to defend against inevitable legal challenge,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The big story for 2017 has been rising house prices and increased difficulty for those trying to get on the property ladder this year," External link

herald-ie Monday, November 6, 2017 7:18:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Unfortunately, in the latest budget very little was done to increase people’s interest in changing to an electric vehicle,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 30, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

clarechampion Friday, October 27, 2017 9:19:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

waterford-news Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas,” “Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “With the clocks going back this Sunday motorists will notice increasingly dark conditions when driving, particularly during their post-work commute. To make matters worse, as we move into winter we can expect an increase in hazardous weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog which can greatly affect visibility, so it’s important that motorists react accordingly by taking extra care on the roads in the coming months,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Over the mid-term break and particularly on Hallowe’en night there’s going to more children walking through estates and on certain roads around the country. While Tuesday night poses the greatest risk, motorists need to drive with extra care over the coming days, particularly when driving through built-up residential areas," "Motorists need to do their part in terms of road safety over Hallowe’en, but it’s also important that parents remain vigilant and watch over their children to minimise any risk of an incident on our roads" External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "As Ophelia is the first severe weather event we'll have encountered this year, homeowners may not be fully prepared for the potential heavy rainfall and risk of flooding," External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:44:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Not a bad idea, but not a big idea either. There were less than 400 electric cars sold last year and there are just over 1,800 electric cars in Ireland. In Norway the figure is 135,000. This modest measure will not do much to close that gap,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : “Anyone looking at purchasing a second hand car in the near future, particularly if it’s a UK import should consider their breakdown assistance options to ensure they avoid any lengthy delays in the hard shoulder,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I am surprised retailers are putting up prices in the next few days. Hopefully, this will be a short-term rise," External link

independent-ie Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "I am surprised retailers are putting up prices in the next few days. Hopefully, this will be a short-term rise," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 1, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The omens are good, with the caveat that nobody can ever truly know what will happen for sure. However, the signs point to stability. In relative terms, oil prices are quite low albeit fluctuating over the past 12 months,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:39:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Another factor is that the value of the dollar has fallen somewhat, and that has tended to pull prices down. You can never truly predict but current signs are good,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:39:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The best we can say is that when we compare August of this year to August of last the cost did not get any worse overall," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Rising motor insurance premiums have been the main issue faced by motorists for over two years now, and something which the AA has highlighted to government since the publication of our five-point plan to tackle rising insurance costs in November 2015. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “While the destinations people want to visit were vast and varied, for the majority of us there’s at least one city or country we want to see during our lifetime,” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Unfortunately there are a number of things in the Irish landscape that make fraud easier for individuals that want to perpetrate it and they are the type of things that we want to see these reforms get rid of. " External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “The omens aren’t good to be honest,” “All we’ve seen thus far in 2017 suggests a year in which oil will be more expensive unfortunately” External link

thejournal Monday, January 30, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “The golden rule is to slow down. Every danger is magnified by your car’s speed. On these dark winter mornings you have to expect the unexpected. We also have to look out for other road users. Cyclists are supposed to be properly lit and pedestrians need to be careful on winter roads, but as motorists the primary responsibility is with us,” External link

clarechampion Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

waterford-news Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

westernpeople Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Quite why men should be higher mileage drivers is not clear from this data,” External link

theecho Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Fuel is too expensive for all of us because the tax on it is so high,” “But when you look at travel patterns you see that this unfair taxation actually affects rural Ireland more harshly than the towns and cities. This hardly seems fair” External link

theecho Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There was 20 to 25 cent per litre added in emergency taxes that are still in place. For all the talk of Opec, Oman, Russia, Brexit, and Trump, 70% of Irish petrol costs are tax” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:29:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "Those who bought property at its 2007 peak paid about a third more than the current value, and that large group of citizens are still carrying a huge burden," "It is not just that they can find it difficult to move on because of the equity issue; their monthly payments are so high, that they would need an extra €10,000 per annum in salary just to be in the same situation as someone who bought their house this year" External link

independent-ie Monday, November 21, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Drinking and driving is a reckless, shameful behaviour that should be part of Ireland’s past and not our future. Motorists have consistently supported strong enforcement and strong sanctions for the offence,” External link

sundayworld Monday, October 24, 2016 1:10:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Home ownership may feel as if it is a long way away for younger Irish people. " External link

independent-ie Friday, September 23, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We have made a lot of progress compared to earlier years but we cannot be satisfied because every road death is avoidable. Initiatives like Project Edward point the way to the future” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It does not seem terrible sense to segregate bus lanes when the buses are not running," External link

RTERadio Friday, September 9, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It does not seem terrible sense to segregate bus lanes when the buses are not running," External link

RTERadio Friday, September 9, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “There is a new draft due next month,” “At present it’s hopelessly out of date and effectively useless. With the update, the courts must also be bound to abide by it” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “When an insurance company sees this they immediately know they have to refix their premiums across the board,” “Courts have to be persuaded to adhere to the Book of Quantum,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:21:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "What is the point in keeping the bus lane open for use by a bus service which isn’t running. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan explained : "Essentially a large part of the cost of your motor insurance is embedded in the cost of your fuel," External link

newstalk Monday, September 5, 2016 8:36:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “This is something that every single parent can relate to and it is desperately dangerous. Driving takes total concentration but because he task is so familiar we tend to forget that. Kids can be very distracting for a driver so every family has to become used to proper car behaviour. We all know that is easier said than done but if you make it your habit from the very start then kids will be used to it” External link

clarechampion Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:01:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “We are always pleased to see the price come down as it affects all of us,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “A litre of petrol actually costs about 40 cents. Everything else is tax,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : “Don’t trust the key return box,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This weekend will see the typical driving patterns change - people are driving longer distances and on unfamiliar roads," "Wear a seatbelt, slow down and never drink and drive" External link

herald-ie Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:08:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "It will carelessly apply 30kph limits on clearly unsuitable roads," External link

herald-ie Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan : “The AA does support 30km/h zones and Dublin city should have plenty of them, but when you use 30, it should be properly designed” External link

irishtimes Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "This is clumsy and unnecessary and will do more harm than good for road safety. It is being sold as a road safety measure but it is not. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "It is of course true that when crashes happen at slower speeds they do less damage. If you have a choice between whether to be hit by a car at 30 km/h or to be hit at 50 km/h, it is absolutely clear that you would be far better off at the lower speed. There are plenty of studies that demonstrate this and I don’t know of a single sensible argument against it. " External link

businesspost-ie Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan says : "we are a nation that can’t prise ourselves away from mobile technology even whilst on holidays, despite it being the perfect opportunity to unplug. " External link

newstalk Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The main road network, which we do obviously have to maintain, is in reasonably good shape, it carries about half of all traffic. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 30, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan reminds : “If you are going to travel more than once in a year, an annual multi-trip policy can work out cheaper and more convenient than buying a single trip policy each time you go away,” External link

dublinpeople Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:25:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “Much has been said about oil producers appearing to edge closer towards limiting their output and the growth in prices would seem to be reflective of recent headlines,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 23, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "Much has been said about oil producers appearing to edge closer towards limiting their output and the growth in prices would seem to be reflective of recent headlines. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : "The bigger issue is tax, and of your €190 or so monthly fuel bill nearly €130 goes directly to the Government in tax. If oil pursues its current pattern we could see fuel prices continue to accumulate well into 2016. " External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

theecho Monday, May 23, 2016 11:01:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 23, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 23, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan said : “However, it’s almost an obscenity that 166 deaths on the roads, last year, is seen as a good year, but in terms of where we were a dozen years ago or so, where we had over 400 people dying on the roads, it’s clear that we have made strides and that driver behaviour has improved,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 23, 2016 4:33:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "By lunchtime we had already dealt with 25 road traffic accidents, thankfully mostly with minor damage. It was a really dangerous morning and although the forecast is for an improvement we would urge all drivers to be extremely careful," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Conor Faughnan added : "By lunchtime we had already dealt with 25 road traffic accidents, thankfully mostly with minor damage. It was a really dangerous morning and although the forecast is for an improvement we would urge all drivers to be extremely careful," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:48:00 AM EAT



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