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#NCA

# nca - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Eight suspects identified over sale of Nama Project Eagle portfolio

The agency took over the investigation in 2015.

# nca - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Irishman charged over €92m cocaine seizure in the UK

The Irish captain, Michael McDermott and his crew appeared in court yesterday.

# nca - Friday 24 October, 2014

Ever accidentally bought travel insurance from Ryanair? Those days are over

The budget airline has changed how insurance information is presented on its website.

# nca - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

# nca - Thursday 28 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# nca - 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.

# nca - 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.”

# nca - 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?

# nca - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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.

# nca - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Doctors, teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested

45 police forces across the UK and Northern Ireland combined to make the arrests.

# nca - Monday 23 June, 2014

"It's a total dud": More complaints over Ryanair customer service email

Remember when Ryanair were forced to set up an email address for complaints? Well…

# nca - 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.

# nca - Friday 27 December, 2013

Got gift vouchers? Use them soon, says consumer group

With nearly half of people allowing cards expire, the National Consumer Agency wants people to make a plan to spend theirs.

# nca - 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.

# nca - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Turns out there are savings of up to €362 to be had in the home insurance market

Huge differences have been found in quotes offered by insurance companies, in a survey carried out by the National Consumer Agency.

# nca - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?

A survey has found that you could save up to €1,335 if you shopped around for your car insurance.

Survey shows differences of over €1,000 between car insurance quotes

The National Consumer Agency said that they “strongly urge motorists” to get a number of quotes before committing.

# nca - Monday 29 April, 2013

Independent Welsh investigation receives 140 allegations of child abuse

Operation Pallial has now been handed over to the National Crime Agency.

# nca - Monday 25 March, 2013

Poll: Do you shop around for your prescription medication? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop around for your prescription medication?

The NCA has found that some pharmacies are charging double for the same drugs.

NCA survey finds wide variations in drug pricing in pharmacies nationwide

The average percentage difference across a range of commonly prescribed drugs nationwide was 56 per cent, according to a survey by the National Consumer Agency .

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# nca - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips MONEY ADVICE This post contains a poll

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips

The NCA’s online tools were used over 400,000 times in the last year which they believe shows a strong appetite among consumers for money managing information.

# nca - Monday 28 January, 2013

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study

The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.

# nca - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

HMV's Irish stores closed as NCA says they should honour vouchers HMV

HMV's Irish stores closed as NCA says they should honour vouchers

The National Consumer Agency has said that it has now clarified that the music retailer’s Irish operation is not in administration and should therefore honour gift vouchers.

# nca - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

HMV's Irish staff told not to honour vouchers, NCA: decision is 'disappointing' HMV

HMV's Irish staff told not to honour vouchers, NCA: decision is 'disappointing'

Bad news for consumers with HMV gift vouchers but it could be possible to get your money back if you bought the vouchers with your credit or debit card.

# nca - Monday 26 November, 2012

Cyber Monday shoppers urged to know their rights

The NCA says there are certain risks with online shopping, particularly the non-delivery of goods or if consumers wish to return an item.

# nca - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Childcare providers to start displaying their prices Price Transparency This post contains a poll

Childcare providers to start displaying their prices

A clear price display will now be available in childcare premises for the range of services on offer.

# nca - Monday 24 September, 2012

Bank of Ireland criticised over changes to account charges

Most customers will only be able to avail of free banking if they have €3,000 in their account permanently.

# nca - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.

# nca - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Up to 1,300 dangerous gas cookers unaccounted for, says NCA

Over 7,600 of the Beko, Flavel, Leisure & New World gas cookers were sold in Ireland between 2003 and 2007, says annual report from National Consumer Agency.

# nca - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Customers should consider ditching AIB over new charges - NCA chief

Ann Fitzgerald said she would be asking the Financial Regulator to examine the new charging regime introduced by the bank.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# nca - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Mail on Sunday’s Sunday Tribune cover was ‘not unlawful’, court hears

Defence for Irish Mail on Sunday says the wraparound could be seen as in “poor taste” but it didn’t break law as both sides make closing arguments in NCA’s legal action against paper.

# nca - Friday 21 October, 2011

New banking costs comparisons resource launched online

The National Consumer Agency has launched the resource, which is available on its website.

# nca - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

We're paying more for food... again

Grocery prices in three major supermarket chains have increased by more than five per cent since last year, new figures show.

# nca - Friday 1 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.