Potholes are a big problem for Limerick motorists

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ACCORDING to figures from AA Ireland, Limerick was one of the counties with the highest number of reports of pothole damage.

16 per cent of respondents to a recent AA survey stated that damage had been caused to their car, motorbike or bike as a result of moving over a pothole in the past year.

More than 5,000 motorists and cyclists were surveyed and the majority said that tyre damage was the most likely outcome of a run-in with a poorly maintained road.

The majority of respondents who reported such damage were based in Dublin, followed by Cork, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, Galway, and Limerick.