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# consumerism - Friday 8 December, 2017

Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks'
# Consumerism
# Consumerism

Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks'

Dec 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,483 Views 103 Comments

Nearly everything about it is imported and constructed, writes Michael Fortune.

# consumerism - 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 9,122 Views 2 Comments

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

# consumerism - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation

Dec 15th 2013, 12:00 PM 68 Views 2 Comments

What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?

# consumerism - Saturday 6 April, 2013

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping
# Stigma
# Stigma

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

Apr 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 12,682 Views 18 Comments

It might sound like a joke – but the stress, debt and emotional dependence is nothing to laugh about.

# consumerism - Saturday 2 March, 2013

10 things you're better off buying used
# Nearly New
# Nearly New

10 things you're better off buying used

Mar 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 21,920 Views 46 Comments

Some tips to get you upcycling, reusing and getting more for your money: and we’d like your suggestions too…

# consumerism - Sunday 6 January, 2013

10 consumer trends for this coming year
# Companies
# Companies

10 consumer trends for this coming year

Jan 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 18,638 Views 14 Comments

Trendspotting firm trendwatching.com has been watching the way the wind blows for companies (and consumers) in 2013.

# consumerism - Thursday 3 January, 2013

SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app
# Online Shopping
# Online Shopping

SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 15,136 Views 54 Comments

Now you can do your weekly shop from your smartphone.

# consumerism - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Irish ads of yore that we don't mind at all
# Gentle Persuasion
# Gentle Persuasion

Irish ads of yore that we don't mind at all

Dec 25th 2012, 11:30 AM 8,766 Views 3 Comments

There are no ads on RTÉ today… but if there were, we wouldn’t be charmed if they were like these ones from the turn of the 19th century.

# consumerism - Monday 17 December, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top

Dec 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 49 Views 15 Comments

We overspend, not because we’re greedy or worried we’ll be ostracised if we don’t, but because we love how generosity feels.

# consumerism - Thursday 1 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Teens queue as Abercrombie and Fitch store opens its doors in Dublin
# Hug A Hoodie
# Hug A Hoodie

PHOTOS: Teens queue as Abercrombie and Fitch store opens its doors in Dublin

Nov 1st 2012, 4:19 PM 42,210 Views 89 Comments

Yes, it’s only a shop – but don’t tell that to the large group who queued in the cold just to be among the first to enter the Abercrombie and Fitch store.

# consumerism - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:03 PM 5,314 Views 84 Comments

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

Column: We’re spending our money, then throwing things away. Why?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We’re spending our money, then throwing things away. Why?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:00 PM 64 Views 18 Comments

We buy cheap, we don’t repair the things we buy – and we’re wasting our money on ‘retail therapy’ that won’t make us happy, writes Anne B Ryan.

# consumerism - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year
# Spending
# Spending

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year

Jan 17th 2012, 11:24 AM 2,478 Views 23 Comments

Irish people spent €13 billion on Visa cards last year, while the number of transactions on Visa cards grew by 76 per cent.

# consumerism - 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 576 Views 4 Comments

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

# consumerism - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
# Doom And Gloom
# Doom And Gloom

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,050 Views 12 Comments

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# consumerism - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal
# Spending
# Spending

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Sep 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 419 Views 12 Comments

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

# consumerism - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Summer sales fail to bring out the shoppers
# Consumerism
# Consumerism

Summer sales fail to bring out the shoppers

Aug 10th 2011, 12:17 PM 287 Views 3 Comments

KBC says consumer sentiment fell in July, despite aggressive price cuts by retailers, with shoppers fearing for the future.

# consumerism - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings
# Savings
# Savings

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings

Aug 9th 2011, 11:36 AM 544 Views 8 Comments

The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.

# consumerism - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Is Tesco allowed to hike its prices and then just drop them again?
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Is Tesco allowed to hike its prices and then just drop them again?

Mar 29th 2011, 9:37 PM 2,326 Views 0 Comments

The answer: well, legally, yes – as long as the ‘higher’ prices have been imposed for long enough.