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# consumer - Last year 2021

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit

Dec 6th 2021, 1:56 PM 10,284 Views 18 Comments

He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.

# consumer - All time

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 71,162 Views 173 Comments

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

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 52,747 Views 137 Comments

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

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 58,140 Views 37 Comments

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

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 73,199 Views 80 Comments

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

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 99,995 Views 77 Comments

Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.

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 7,640 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 61,939 Views 26 Comments

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

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 41,354 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.

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 13,037 Views 26 Comments

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

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 33,939 Views 17 Comments

It’s worth taking a look…

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 10,637 Views 75 Comments

The figures from the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland show consumer sentiment at its highest point for ten years.

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 16,256 Views 15 Comments

Inflation for low income households was above the average rate during the recession.

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 18,894 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.

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 18,462 Views 75 Comments

The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.

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 37,306 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

Oct 24th 2014, 5:29 PM 17,164 Views 5 Comments

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

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 12,686 Views 49 Comments

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

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 31,903 Views 13 Comments

He’s the founder of Vante Toys.

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 7,261 Views 0 Comments

There has been a rise in complaints about unofficial websites offering tests or even travel visas.

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 34,671 Views 50 Comments

He will be sentenced later this year.

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 5,979 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.

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 11,747 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?

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 25,201 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 28,192 Views 57 Comments

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

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 26,724 Views 75 Comments

The budget supermarket is going after wine snobs from this September.

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 56 Views 17 Comments

I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.

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 7,031 Views 15 Comments

…but don’t get too excited – that’s still only 124 out of 62,280.

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 19,335 Views 47 Comments

The operator has been selected to run a mobile network after competitions concerns following Three’s takeover of 02.

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 4,645 Views 12 Comments

Have you a contract that automatically renews or has unequal obligations? Then you should read this.

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 9,364 Views 21 Comments

Don’t fret, you’re going to pay less for clothes and food.

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 6,147 Views 34 Comments

Clothes and shoes went up by almost 6 per cent alone.

"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 9,192 Views 2 Comments

A series of lectures and an exhibition will outline Ireland’s consumer cravings from Georgian Dublin to modern-day neon shopfronts.

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014
# Trendwatching
# Trendwatching

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014

Dec 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 16,418 Views 11 Comments

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

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 8,229 Views 21 Comments

A new survey revealed 22 per cent of Irish people are shopping from a mobile or smartphone for Christmas this year.

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 14,098 Views 37 Comments

The carrier confirmed yesterday it was dropping a court action challenging the agency’s order.

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 12,697 Views 69 Comments

The rounding trial runs until November and the project is being run by the Central Bank.

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 7,383 Views 29 Comments

People who switch providers can save an average of €15- €20 a month, said the National Consumer Agency.

Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work?

Jul 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 167 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 8,260 Views 39 Comments

A new report says that the number of fake products seized in Northern Ireland has rocketed in just one year.

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