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#Consumers

# consumers - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

# consumers - Monday 2 July, 2018

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.

# consumers - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Tesco is just 0.3% ahead of SuperValu, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

# consumers - Monday 16 April, 2018

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints

The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.

# consumers - Monday 26 March, 2018

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

# consumers - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

# consumers - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

# consumers - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# consumers - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# consumers - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

# consumers - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents

Consumers are being warned about fake fidget spinners.

# consumers - Friday 27 January, 2017

6 handy services you might not realise you're entitled to

You might be surprised at how much help is at hand.

# consumers - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage

People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.

# consumers - Friday 13 May, 2016

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

# consumers - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From Business ETC The post-Christmas sales are a ‘mixed bag’ for Irish retailers High Street

The post-Christmas sales are a ‘mixed bag’ for Irish retailers

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

# consumers - Friday 27 November, 2015

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

# consumers - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

# consumers - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Here is where the people of Ireland do 'The Big Shop'

Tesco is still coming out on top.

# consumers - Monday 15 June, 2015

Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that Clerys workers “have been treated very badly”.

# consumers - Friday 29 May, 2015

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

# consumers - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

# consumers - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

# consumers - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From Business ETC VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you VHI

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you

Might save you a few bob.

# consumers - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

# consumers - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

# consumers - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

# consumers - Monday 8 December, 2014

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

# consumers - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# consumers - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

This is a public service broadcast.

# consumers - Monday 1 December, 2014

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

# consumers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most

The latest Red C poll found most people are feeling positive about the country’s finances – but not about their own.

# consumers - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

# consumers - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

# consumers - Friday 17 October, 2014

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.

# consumers - Monday 22 September, 2014

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

# consumers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

# consumers - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

…It’s A LOT.

# consumers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s what we buy most at the shops – but what’s Ireland’s favourite tea? D'you Want Anything?
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