#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 7°C Tuesday 27 October 2020

#Consumer protection

# consumer-protection - Thursday 17 September, 2020

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk

Firms have “not sufficiently considered customer interests” when developing pricing policies.

# consumer-protection - Friday 14 August, 2020

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 20 December, 2018

New rules could ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years under Irish law

There is currently no minimum expiry date on gift vouchers under law.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign

The CCPC said it had launched a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the RAI.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders

St Vincent de Paul said action was needed to protect consumers from “predatory and exploitative” forms of credit.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers

The tech company will require vendors to meet certain criteria to advertise on its platform.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'There's no evidence of a banking cartel in Ireland', says watchdog

But the CCPC hasn’t ruled out the possibility banks colluded over the tracker mortgage scandal.

# consumer-protection - Monday 17 July, 2017

'Do people know what they're signing up to?': Consumer watchdog to examine car loan offers

Personal Contract Plans, or PCPs, are becoming a popular option for those seeking car-financing loans.

# consumer-protection - Monday 25 May, 2015

Shoppers should soon get a lot more rights - here's how

Consumer laws are about to get a shake up.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Tesco, SuperValu, and Boots stores slapped on the wrist for overcharging

Two other businesses received convictions relating to the sale of cars.

# consumer-protection - Monday 15 December, 2014

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

# consumer-protection - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car

The National Consumer Agency also issued compliance notices to Ryanair and Aer Lingus for failing to provide an email address on their website.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code

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