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# consumer - Sunday 24 September, 2017

What are you entitled to if a delivery company loses your stuff?

In light of last week’s raid on a Parcel Motel depot in west Dublin, we ask what customers of delivery services are entitled to when things go awry in transit.

# consumer - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

# consumer - Friday 5 February, 2016

# consumer - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Irish consumers haven’t felt this good for 10 years

The figures from the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland show consumer sentiment at its highest point for ten years.

# consumer - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Here's why poorer families were hardest hit by post-Celtic Tiger inflation

Inflation for low income households was above the average rate during the recession.

# consumer - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish shoppers like buying stuff that's about to go off...

Over a third of us visit supermarkets at the end of the day to seek discounts on products that are at the end of their shelf life.

# consumer - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently

The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.

# consumer - Monday 25 May, 2015

What’s top of your county’s shopping list?

Tesco has found what items pop up more in certain counties.

# consumer - Friday 24 October, 2014

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

# consumer - Monday 20 October, 2014

Don’t like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

# consumer - Sunday 19 October, 2014

This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory

He’s the founder of Vante Toys.

# consumer - Friday 17 October, 2014

Booking a test or visa online? Don’t get stung by an unofficial website

There has been a rise in complaints about unofficial websites offering tests or even travel visas.

# consumer - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles

He will be sentenced later this year.

# consumer - Monday 8 September, 2014

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

# consumer - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?

# consumer - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike

The video on demand giant has seen record revenues after a successful jump in prices for US subscribers.

The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

# consumer - Friday 18 July, 2014

Lidl will soon be stocking wine for €39.99 – but what can you usually buy there for that much?

The budget supermarket is going after wine snobs from this September.

# consumer - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?

I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.

# consumer - Monday 7 July, 2014

We bought five times more electric cars this year...

…but don’t get too excited – that’s still only 124 out of 62,280.

# consumer - Monday 23 June, 2014

Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse will be the next mobile operator in Ireland

The operator has been selected to run a mobile network after competitions concerns following Three’s takeover of 02.

# consumer - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer

Have you a contract that automatically renews or has unequal obligations? Then you should read this.

# consumer - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Learning, cigarettes and alcohol: they're all getting pricier

Don’t fret, you’re going to pay less for clothes and food.

# consumer - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Ouch, my wallet: Prices went up by 0.5 per cent last month alone

Clothes and shoes went up by almost 6 per cent alone.

# consumer - Monday 10 March, 2014

“Cathedrals of consumption”: A history of shopping in Ireland

A series of lectures and an exhibition will outline Ireland’s consumer cravings from Georgian Dublin to modern-day neon shopfronts.

# consumer - Monday 30 December, 2013

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014 has released 6 trends it reckons all businesses need to know

# consumer - Monday 2 December, 2013

From Business ETC Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013 Shopping

Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013

A new survey revealed 22 per cent of Irish people are shopping from a mobile or smartphone for Christmas this year.

# consumer - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action

The carrier confirmed yesterday it was dropping a court action challenging the agency’s order.

# consumer - Monday 16 September, 2013

Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today

The rounding trial runs until November and the project is being run by the Central Bank.

# consumer - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Switching providers can save money - so why don't more do it?

People who switch providers can save an average of €15- €20 a month, said the National Consumer Agency.

# consumer - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work?

Hiring celebrities as spokespeople can create a lot of exposure for brands and stars alike. With all that added value, Judi Uhuegbu asks – do famous faces really sway our buying behaviour?

Poll: Have you been sold fake goods online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been sold fake goods online?

A new report says that the number of fake products seized in Northern Ireland has rocketed in just one year.

# consumer - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Sydney turning to ‘small bar’ movement

Beer barns might be popular haunts in Australia, but change in liquor laws encouraging more ‘intimate’ pubs.

# consumer - Friday 19 July, 2013

Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that both CIE and the RPA are looking for permission to increasse fare next year.

# consumer - Friday 21 June, 2013

Column: It's summer sales time – consumers, know your rights

Summer sales season is upon us again and bargains beckon – but consumers should be aware their rights and be careful not to impulse buy, writes Fergal O’Leary of the National Consumer Agency.

# consumer - Friday 14 June, 2013

Irish investors 'feeling more positive about global economic outlook'

Survey of RaboDirect customers shows upswing in confidence about their personal and global financial situation – but they are slightly less sure about the Irish economy.

# consumer - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.

# consumer - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Just 5 per cent of people don’t own TVs – survey

That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.

# consumer - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Poll: Would you support scrapping 1c and 2c coins? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support scrapping 1c and 2c coins?

A new pilot project in an Irish town will see the coins being taken out of use. Do you think it should go national?

# consumer - Saturday 6 April, 2013

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

It might sound like a joke – but the stress, debt and emotional dependence is nothing to laugh about.

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