Potholes are a big problem for Limerick motorists

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.