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#Consumers

# consumers - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

# consumers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

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

# consumers - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

…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?

Are we really this predictable?

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?

Be honest, now…

# consumers - Friday 29 August, 2014

# consumers - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

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

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

“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

Although there may be some slight delays.

# consumers - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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

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

# consumers - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

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

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

# consumers - Monday 31 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

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

# consumers - Monday 24 March, 2014

Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won't curb consumption levels Survey Says This post contains a poll

Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won't curb consumption levels

Only 22 per cent of those surveyed for Checkout Magazine believe minimum pricing of alcohol will impact on the level of those drinking.

# consumers - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge All the hellish stages you go through when calling Customer Service Call Me Maybe

All the hellish stages you go through when calling Customer Service

Who knew it could be so hard to speak to another human being?

# consumers - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed Some Front This post contains images

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed

Independent stores, and the way they make you feel.

# consumers - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees?

Did you switch banks, or do you take out large sums of money in one go? Tell us your tips.

# consumers - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car

The National Consumer Agency also issued compliance notices to Ryanair and Aer Lingus for failing to provide an email address on their website.

# consumers - Monday 20 January, 2014

Tesco's market share fell over Christmas while discount retailers saw a boost

Supervalu attracted 40,000 more households over the festive period, helping it to push its market share above 20 per cent.

# consumers - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

# consumers - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing

The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.

# consumers - Monday 13 January, 2014

More people are saving, but not because they think it's a good time to do so

Despite an increasing in savings, attitudes towards it would seem to be contradictory with only 24 per cent of people believing that “now is a good time to save”.

# consumers - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Irish people optimistic about the economy...but not their own lives

The AA carried out a major survey of 26,000 Irish people before Christmas.

# consumers - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# consumers - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month

KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.

# consumers - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Xtra-vision reverses policy on pre-ordered Xbox One consoles

From today, any person who collects their pre-ordered XBox One will not have to purchase an additional game in order to receive their console.

# consumers - Monday 25 November, 2013

Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought

This requirement was asked of pre-order customers even if they had already paid in full for the new Xbox One console.