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# consumer - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers
# Hot Air
# Hot Air

Ireland signs letter to European Commission calling for airlines to be allowed refund passengers with vouchers

Apr 29th 2020, 10:52 PM 71,056 Views 173 Comments

A joint letter has called on the commission to temporarily change the law around airline refunds.

# consumer - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers

Nov 24th 2019, 1:43 PM 52,697 Views 137 Comments

An application for installing the gates was lodged in October by The Disney Store Ltd.

# consumer - Thursday 10 January, 2019

House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones)
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones)

Jan 10th 2019, 6:05 AM 58,081 Views 37 Comments

This is despite House of Fraser saying in August that gift cards could be replaced with the full value being honoured.

# consumer - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport
# Consumer
# Consumer

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport

Apr 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 73,146 Views 80 Comments

Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.

# consumer - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open
# Doors Open
# Doors Open

Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open

Mar 3rd 2018, 1:55 PM 99,964 Views 77 Comments

Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.

# consumer - Monday 12 February, 2018

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales
# Confidence
# Confidence

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales

Feb 12th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,623 Views 20 Comments

“The survey may not be signalling a return of the boom but it does suggest a marked easing in gloom.”

# consumer - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?
# No Spend
# No Spend

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?

Jan 7th 2018, 9:30 AM 61,837 Views 26 Comments

We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.

# consumer - Sunday 24 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 11:01 AM 41,060 Views 31 Comments

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
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 12,951 Views 26 Comments

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

# consumer - Friday 5 February, 2016

Is your money going up in smoke? Here’s how you could save on your mortgage
# Sponsored By Consumer Help
# Sponsored By Consumer Help

Is your money going up in smoke? Here’s how you could save on your mortgage

Feb 5th 2016, 12:55 PM 33,928 Views 19 Comments

It’s worth taking a look…

# consumer - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Irish consumers haven't felt this good for 10 years
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

Irish consumers haven't felt this good for 10 years

Jan 12th 2016, 3:12 PM 10,624 Views 74 Comments

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
# The Recession
# The Recession

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

Sep 29th 2015, 5:07 PM 16,230 Views 15 Comments

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...
# Smells Grand
# Smells Grand

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

Sep 21st 2015, 1:10 PM 18,884 Views 54 Comments

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
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

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

Aug 19th 2015, 10:24 AM 18,442 Views 75 Comments

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?
# Favourites
# Favourites

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

May 25th 2015, 9:45 PM 37,231 Views 39 Comments

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

# consumer - Friday 24 October, 2014

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

Oct 24th 2014, 5:29 PM 17,144 Views 5 Comments

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
# Baaaaa
# Baaaaa

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

Oct 20th 2014, 9:47 PM 12,669 Views 47 Comments

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
# Wallet Ninja
# Wallet Ninja

This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory

Oct 19th 2014, 4:00 PM 31,878 Views 13 Comments

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
# Website Warning
# Website Warning

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

Oct 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,245 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dodgy Car Salesman
# Dodgy Car Salesman

Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles

Oct 1st 2014, 8:22 AM 34,208 Views 50 Comments

He will be sentenced later this year.

# consumer - Monday 8 September, 2014

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

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

Sep 8th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,970 Views 42 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 29th 2014, 9:04 AM 11,706 Views 81 Comments

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
# On Demand
# On Demand

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 2:52 PM 25,177 Views 70 Comments

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
# Cash Down
# Cash Down

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:53 PM 27,950 Views 58 Comments

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?
# Lidl Bit Classy
# Lidl Bit Classy

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

Jul 18th 2014, 10:09 AM 26,703 Views 75 Comments

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?
# Bargain
# Bargain

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

Jul 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 34 Views 17 Comments

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...
# Going Green
# Going Green

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

Jul 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,016 Views 15 Comments

…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
# New Kid In Town
# New Kid In Town

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:38 AM 19,313 Views 47 Comments

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
# On The Dotted Line
# On The Dotted Line

Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer

Jun 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,628 Views 12 Comments

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
# Percentage Pint
# Percentage Pint

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

May 8th 2014, 12:40 PM 9,347 Views 21 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Mar 13th 2014, 12:22 PM 6,130 Views 34 Comments

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
# Running Errands
# Running Errands

"Cathedrals of consumption": A history of shopping in Ireland

Mar 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,140 Views 2 Comments

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
# Trendwatching
# Trendwatching

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014

Dec 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 16,401 Views 11 Comments

Trendwatching.com has released 6 trends it reckons all businesses need to know

# consumer - Monday 2 December, 2013

Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013
# Shopping
# Shopping

Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013

Dec 2nd 2013, 8:31 AM 8,219 Views 21 Comments

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
# New Frills
# New Frills

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action

Oct 1st 2013, 9:15 AM 14,034 Views 37 Comments

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
# Money
# Money

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

Sep 16th 2013, 9:11 AM 12,657 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Consumers
# Consumers

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

Sep 4th 2013, 11:15 AM 7,362 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work?

Jul 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 139 Views 25 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been sold fake goods online?

Jul 27th 2013, 10:02 AM 8,242 Views 39 Comments

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
# Drinking In Oz
# Drinking In Oz

Sydney turning to ‘small bar’ movement

Jul 21st 2013, 8:30 PM 30,360 Views 27 Comments

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

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