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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

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

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)

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

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

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

“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?

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?

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

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

It’s worth taking a look…

# 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

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.

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