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#Consumer Affairs

# consumer-affairs - Monday 15 April, 2019

UK market could be 'flooded' with unsafe toys, cars and electrical goods after Brexit, advocates warn
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

UK market could be 'flooded' with unsafe toys, cars and electrical goods after Brexit, advocates warn

Apr 15th 2019, 1:29 PM 12,324 Views 23 Comments

The UK will be vulnerable to “crucial delays” in receiving information on unsafe products unless it makes a deal with the EU, Which? warned.

# consumer-affairs - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'Best race ever': Bottas upstages Hamilton at Australian Grand Prix
# Young Gun
From The42
# Young Gun

'Best race ever': Bottas upstages Hamilton at Australian Grand Prix

Mar 17th 2019, 10:24 AM 4,940 Views 2 Comments

The Mercedes driver also took home the new bonus point for the fastest lap.

# consumer-affairs - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April

Feb 27th 2019, 1:30 PM 17,867 Views 40 Comments

It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.

# consumer-affairs - Friday 5 October, 2018

Vodafone apologises for sending people 'smashed' pictures of themselves as marketing tactic
# Vodafone Ireland
# Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone apologises for sending people 'smashed' pictures of themselves as marketing tactic

Oct 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 41,832 Views 37 Comments

The picture frames were sent to a number of journalists as part of a campaign.

# consumer-affairs - Friday 28 September, 2018

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market

Sep 28th 2018, 7:48 AM 12,165 Views 42 Comments

The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.

# consumer-affairs - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches
# Cash Is King
# Cash Is King

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches

Sep 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 44,923 Views 50 Comments

Earlier this year, the bank announced that around 100 branches across the country would have cash services for half days only.

# consumer-affairs - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
# Fraud
# Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Aug 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 37,317 Views 32 Comments

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

# consumer-affairs - Friday 20 July, 2018

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick

Jul 20th 2018, 6:35 PM 29,551 Views 37 Comments

French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.

# consumer-affairs - Monday 16 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 16th 2018, 12:28 PM 30,811 Views 28 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.

# consumer-affairs - Monday 26 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 53,404 Views 48 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

# consumer-affairs - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency
# The Price Is Wrong
# The Price Is Wrong

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency

Aug 27th 2014, 9:15 PM 27,159 Views 23 Comments

The Christmas Direct website was also hit with enforcement notices.

# consumer-affairs - Friday 15 August, 2014

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year

Aug 15th 2014, 1:24 PM 23,153 Views 70 Comments

The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.

# consumer-affairs - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service
# Breaking Up
# Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

Aug 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,610 Views 15 Comments

“Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.”

# consumer-affairs - Monday 14 May, 2012

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down
# Alert
# Alert

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down

May 14th 2012, 4:53 PM 21,250 Views 65 Comments

Ryanair charges €60 per passenger if they haven’t checked in already – but the website will be offline for some time this weekend.

# consumer-affairs - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code

Oct 19th 2011, 7:15 AM 574 Views 4 Comments

The new code, which comes into effect in January, is billed as the most significant upgrade of consumer protection since 2006.

# consumer-affairs - Monday 11 October, 2010

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper

Oct 11th 2010, 9:47 AM 285 Views 0 Comments

The recession has brought some benefits – Irish consumers are no longer willing to be complacent, ill-informed or ripped off.

# consumer-affairs - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Users panic as 1800Hotels.ie disappears with their cash
# 1800Hotels.ie
# 1800Hotels.ie

Users panic as 1800Hotels.ie disappears with their cash

Jul 13th 2010, 2:17 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

The hotel bookings website seem to have disappeared – and taken consumers’ cash with them.