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# nca - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Three arrested after 'largest drug seizure ever made' by NCA in Northern Ireland
# National Crime Agency
# National Crime Agency

Three arrested after 'largest drug seizure ever made' by NCA in Northern Ireland

Jun 4th 2020, 2:22 PM 41,102 Views 27 Comments

An estimated 600 kilos of herbal cannabis was discovered among vegetables on a lorry stopped in Co Antrim.

# nca - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Eight suspects identified over sale of Nama Project Eagle portfolio
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Eight suspects identified over sale of Nama Project Eagle portfolio

Sep 27th 2017, 5:45 PM 15,400 Views 32 Comments

The agency took over the investigation in 2015.

# nca - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Irishman charged over €92m cocaine seizure in the UK
# Drugs Haul
# Drugs Haul

Irishman charged over €92m cocaine seizure in the UK

Aug 21st 2016, 7:58 AM 22,623 Views 0 Comments

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
# Confused No More
# Confused No More

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

Oct 24th 2014, 1:21 PM 16,262 Views 25 Comments

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

# nca - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Is it time for you to switch banks?
# Make The Move
# Make The Move

Is it time for you to switch banks?

Sep 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 15,911 Views 32 Comments

People are more likely to switch car insurance or electricity providers but could a bank account switch save you some money?

# nca - Thursday 28 August, 2014

# nca - 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 27,161 Views 23 Comments

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
# Breaking Up
# Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

Aug 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,614 Views 15 Comments

“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
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Jul 29th 2014, 9:04 AM 11,676 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?

# 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

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.

# nca - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Doctors, teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Doctors, teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested

Jul 16th 2014, 10:42 AM 16,839 Views 48 Comments

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
# Email To Nowhere
# Email To Nowhere

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 52,896 Views 78 Comments

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
# 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.

# nca - Friday 27 December, 2013

Got gift vouchers? Use them soon, says consumer group
# Gift Vouchers
# Gift Vouchers

Got gift vouchers? Use them soon, says consumer group

Dec 27th 2013, 11:56 AM 19,557 Views 33 Comments

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
# New Frills
# New Frills

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action

Oct 1st 2013, 9:15 AM 14,003 Views 37 Comments

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
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

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

Sep 19th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,492 Views 6 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?

May 8th 2013, 10:14 AM 8,645 Views 62 Comments

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
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

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

May 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,867 Views 34 Comments

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
# Operation Pallial

Independent Welsh investigation receives 140 allegations of child abuse

Apr 29th 2013, 5:50 PM 6,983 Views 2 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you shop around for your prescription medication?

Mar 25th 2013, 10:01 AM 10,946 Views 64 Comments

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
# Drug Pricing
# Drug Pricing

NCA survey finds wide variations in drug pricing in pharmacies nationwide

Mar 25th 2013, 9:08 AM 6,458 Views 27 Comments

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 .

# nca - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips
# MONEY ADVICE
# MONEY ADVICE

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips

Feb 27th 2013, 1:14 PM 12,374 Views 28 Comments

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
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

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

Jan 28th 2013, 7:21 PM 6,414 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jan 16th 2013, 11:25 AM 20,521 Views 121 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2013, 12:29 PM 20,679 Views 171 Comments

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
# Cyber Monday
# Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday shoppers urged to know their rights

Nov 26th 2012, 9:01 AM 5,184 Views 11 Comments

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
# Price Transparency

Childcare providers to start displaying their prices

Oct 11th 2012, 4:56 PM 9,665 Views 33 Comments

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
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Bank of Ireland criticised over changes to account charges

Sep 24th 2012, 5:28 PM 13,508 Views 48 Comments

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
# Student Finance
# Student Finance

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

Aug 21st 2012, 9:30 PM 5,797 Views 13 Comments

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
# Toxic Gas
# Toxic Gas

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

Jul 4th 2012, 10:32 AM 2,756 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bank Charges
# Bank Charges

Customers should consider ditching AIB over new charges - NCA chief

Mar 22nd 2012, 9:53 AM 4,916 Views 41 Comments

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

# nca - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 16th 2011, 6:51 PM 3,847 Views 4 Comments

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
# Consumer
# Consumer

New banking costs comparisons resource launched online

Oct 21st 2011, 9:08 AM 460 Views 6 Comments

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
# Groceries
# Groceries

We're paying more for food... again

Jul 13th 2011, 9:26 AM 648 Views 9 Comments

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