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#Consumers

# consumers - Monday 15 June, 2015

Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure

Jun 15th 2015, 9:40 AM 32,205 Views 51 Comments

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that Clerys workers “have been treated very badly”.

# consumers - Friday 29 May, 2015

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers
# Retail Sales
# Retail Sales

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

May 29th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,170 Views 7 Comments

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

# consumers - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?
# The Constitution
# The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

May 28th 2015, 6:06 AM 11,986 Views 10 Comments

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

# consumers - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list
# Europe
# Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

Feb 11th 2015, 9:36 AM 50,289 Views 24 Comments

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

# consumers - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you
# VHI
# VHI

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you

Jan 27th 2015, 11:52 AM 16,490 Views 8 Comments

Might save you a few bob.

# consumers - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?
# Oil Prices
# Oil Prices

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,926 Views 72 Comments

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

# consumers - Friday 12 December, 2014

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'

Dec 12th 2014, 2:13 PM 7,001 Views 37 Comments

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

# consumers - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

Dec 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 6,829 Views 8 Comments

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

# consumers - Monday 8 December, 2014

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost
# Get Em' Spending
# Get Em' Spending

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost

Dec 8th 2014, 9:29 AM 4,765 Views 53 Comments

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

Dec 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,529 Views 15 Comments

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

# consumers - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas
# Debt
# Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

Dec 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,816 Views 18 Comments

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# consumers - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam
# Believe In Better
# Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 28,981 Views 22 Comments

This is a public service broadcast.

# consumers - Monday 1 December, 2014

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Dec 1st 2014, 8:52 AM 7,284 Views 30 Comments

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

# consumers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most
# Pressure
# Pressure

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most

Nov 25th 2014, 1:53 PM 17,511 Views 31 Comments

The latest Red C poll found most people are feeling positive about the country’s finances – but not about their own.

# consumers - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame
# Bad News
# Bad News

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

Nov 4th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,776 Views 38 Comments

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

# consumers - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay
# Shopping Spree
# Shopping Spree

Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

Oct 21st 2014, 9:04 AM 10,429 Views 27 Comments

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

# consumers - Friday 17 October, 2014

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers
# Rustling
# Rustling

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

Oct 17th 2014, 2:23 PM 9,369 Views 24 Comments

The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.

# consumers - Monday 22 September, 2014

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
# Dark Days - Black Market
# Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,719 Views 6 Comments

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

# consumers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Sep 18th 2014, 10:22 PM 10,360 Views 48 Comments

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

# consumers - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...
# Ipay
# Ipay

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

Sep 9th 2014, 10:27 PM 48,696 Views 138 Comments

…It’s A LOT.

# consumers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Here's what we buy most at the shops - but what's Ireland's favourite tea?
# D'you Want Anything?
# D'you Want Anything?

Here's what we buy most at the shops - but what's Ireland's favourite tea?

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:05 PM 54,259 Views 97 Comments

Are we really this predictable?

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:19 AM 20,233 Views 64 Comments

Be honest, now…

# consumers - Friday 29 August, 2014

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?
# Kick Up A Fuss
# Kick Up A Fuss

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?

Aug 29th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,995 Views 8 Comments

No prizes…

# consumers - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency
# The Price Is Wrong
# The Price Is Wrong

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency

Aug 27th 2014, 9:15 PM 27,162 Views 23 Comments

The Christmas Direct website was also hit with enforcement notices.

# consumers - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service
# Breaking Up
# Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

Aug 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,617 Views 15 Comments

“Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.”

# consumers - Friday 1 August, 2014

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today
# Any Minute Now
# Any Minute Now

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today

Aug 1st 2014, 9:40 AM 11,944 Views 45 Comments

Although there may be some slight delays.

# consumers - Thursday 31 July, 2014

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them
# Surprise In Store
# Surprise In Store

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them

Jul 31st 2014, 3:07 PM 12,543 Views 29 Comments

Kids’ activities, helpful staff, demos and clear signage – just some of the ways retailers can make themselves irresistible.

# consumers - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency

Jul 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,236 Views 11 Comments

The National Consumer Agency received 56,000 contacts last year.

# consumers - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?
# Perking Up
# Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:18 AM 8,598 Views 26 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,356 Views 11 Comments

It might be a head-wrecker, but it could also be a money-saver.

# consumers - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays
# Consumers
# Consumers

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays

May 21st 2014, 6:48 PM 12,451 Views 13 Comments

The National Consumer Agency said today that it has begun the action following a number of complaints about the company.

# consumers - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats

May 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,610 Views 2 Comments

Irish people don’t just argue about how they share the household load – they argue about who they think does what.

# consumers - Friday 2 May, 2014

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse

May 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 13,522 Views 44 Comments

The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.

# consumers - Monday 14 April, 2014

Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind
# Consumers
# Consumers

Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind

Apr 14th 2014, 11:45 AM 17,763 Views 81 Comments

If you shop in Aldi, you’re probably spending more as well.

# consumers - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
# Not So Happy Customers
# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,763 Views 8 Comments

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# consumers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
# Negative Impact
# Negative Impact

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

Apr 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,206 Views 10 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

# consumers - Monday 31 March, 2014

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body

Mar 31st 2014, 2:06 PM 6,257 Views 19 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 will also ‘modernise’ laws relating to media mergers.