New AA survey highlights heartache for motorists

The latest AA Ireland survey, released today, spells more bad news for motorists.

It shows there's been a sharp rise in the cost of both petrol and diesel since December.

Petrol is up 7 cent to 154.9 cent per litre while, diesel - up 6.2 cent to an average of 153.1 cent.

It's one of the biggest monthly rises in prices ever recorded - and is now costing motorists an extra 10 euro a month.

AA Director of Policy is Conor Faughnan.

He says the government has made a serious mistake in thinking that it can raise revenue by continually raising fuel taxes - which aren't working: