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#Consumers

# consumers - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,059 Views 16 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# consumers - Friday 7 January, 2022

Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas
# Retail Sales
# Retail Sales

Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas

Jan 7th 2022, 2:09 PM 9,937 Views 3 Comments

But the volume of sales in pubs was still 29.2% below pre-pandemic levels in November, the CSO said.

# consumers - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Watchdog orders shop to refund customers who never received PS5 consoles bought last year
# Innovate
# Innovate

Watchdog orders shop to refund customers who never received PS5 consoles bought last year

Nov 10th 2021, 12:39 PM 36,680 Views 0 Comments

The consoles were bought as gifts for Christmas 2020 but never received.

# consumers - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas

Oct 21st 2021, 8:51 AM 8,603 Views 2 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued advice to consumers.

# consumers - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?

Sep 22nd 2021, 12:48 PM 22,728 Views 27 Comments

Prices have been rising in recent months – but has that encouraged you to change?

# consumers - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Customers still waiting for refunds after PS5 consoles were not delivered before Christmas
# Innovate
# Innovate

Customers still waiting for refunds after PS5 consoles were not delivered before Christmas

Mar 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 35,329 Views 0 Comments

The consoles were purchased from Innovate, a store based in Ennis, as Christmas presents.

# consumers - Monday 1 March, 2021

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers
# Consumers
# Consumers

Explainer: What the Bank of Ireland branch closure means for customers

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 23,626 Views 9 Comments
  • 88 branches in Ireland are to close
  • Banking services will move to 900 Post Offices

# consumers - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices
# Consumers
# Consumers

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices

Jul 1st 2020, 8:22 AM 11,916 Views 16 Comments

The CCPC has also reminded businesses they have additional responsibilities under consumer protection law when setting new or additional fees.

# consumers - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May
# Tapping
# Tapping

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:12 AM 10,481 Views 28 Comments

The contactless limit was increased to €50 in April in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

# consumers - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
# Inflation
# Inflation

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Jun 11th 2020, 2:08 PM 10,102 Views 8 Comments

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

# consumers - Monday 8 June, 2020

New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans

Jun 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 10,112 Views 11 Comments

Ads from moneylenders will now have to contain warnings about high interest rates, as well as encouraging consumers to look for other options

# consumers - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
# Fire Risk
# Fire Risk

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 36,131 Views 30 Comments

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

# consumers - Monday 23 December, 2019

The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month
# Shopping
# Shopping

The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,680 Views 21 Comments

Consumer spending is set to reach almost €5 billion this month.

# consumers - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,350 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

# consumers - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,560 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

# consumers - Monday 7 October, 2019

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms
# KBC
# KBC

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

Oct 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,313 Views 3 Comments

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

# consumers - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home
# Operation Matterhorn
# Operation Matterhorn

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home

Oct 1st 2019, 12:30 PM 8,985 Views 4 Comments

More than 100 aircraft have been used as part of the UK’s repatriation fleet and some 115,000 people have been flown back to the UK.

# consumers - Monday 23 September, 2019

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
# Kantar Worldpanel
# Kantar Worldpanel

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:17 PM 17,688 Views 36 Comments

That’s according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares.

# consumers - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping
# Refunds
# Refunds

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,457 Views 18 Comments

One of the main rights consumers have when they buy online from an EU-based retailer is to return an item and receive a refund.

# consumers - Friday 23 August, 2019

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold
# Hoverboards
# Hoverboards

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,223 Views 8 Comments

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

# consumers - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
# Kantar Worldpanel
# Kantar Worldpanel

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Jun 4th 2019, 11:26 AM 22,201 Views 31 Comments

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

# consumers - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
# Flat Hike
# Flat Hike

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:43 PM 43,577 Views 92 Comments

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

# consumers - Monday 3 December, 2018

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December
# Shop Till You Drop
# Shop Till You Drop

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Dec 3rd 2018, 11:04 AM 11,421 Views 68 Comments

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

# consumers - Monday 19 November, 2018

Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North
# Kantar
# Kantar

Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North

Nov 19th 2018, 5:12 PM 14,947 Views 18 Comments

The strength of the Euro against Sterling over the past two years has also made cross-border shopping more appealing.

# consumers - Monday 22 October, 2018

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
# Kantar
# Kantar

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Oct 22nd 2018, 2:09 PM 24,593 Views 42 Comments

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.1% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

# consumers - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
# Clouds On The Horizon
# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,932 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

# consumers - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
# Lightbulb Moment
# Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

Sep 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 27,203 Views 61 Comments

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

# consumers - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again

Aug 28th 2018, 3:28 PM 15,421 Views 27 Comments

Tesco accounted for 22.4% of the consumer spend over the course of the 12 weeks to 12 August.

# consumers - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Jul 3rd 2018, 10:20 AM 23,287 Views 35 Comments

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

# consumers - Monday 2 July, 2018

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave
# BARBEQUE WEATHER
# BARBEQUE WEATHER

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave

Jul 2nd 2018, 1:43 PM 21,178 Views 26 Comments

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.

# consumers - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

Jun 5th 2018, 4:03 PM 10,812 Views 21 Comments

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Jun 5th 2018, 12:42 PM 12,353 Views 50 Comments

Tesco is just 0.3% ahead of SuperValu, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

# consumers - Monday 16 April, 2018

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints

Apr 16th 2018, 12:28 PM 30,979 Views 28 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.

# consumers - Monday 26 March, 2018

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts
# In The Post
# In The Post

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts

Mar 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 53,449 Views 48 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

# consumers - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%
# Hard Breakfast
# Hard Breakfast

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

Mar 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 20,133 Views 90 Comments

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

# consumers - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys
# Christmas Disaster
# Christmas Disaster

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Dec 27th 2017, 11:44 AM 44,420 Views 62 Comments

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

# consumers - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
# Research
# Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Dec 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,442 Views 56 Comments

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# consumers - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi
# Safe Online Shopping
# Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 18,257 Views 8 Comments

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# consumers - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bought something online that didn't work? It'll cost you €25 to make a claim of up to €5000
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Bought something online that didn't work? It'll cost you €25 to make a claim of up to €5000

Jul 12th 2017, 6:45 PM 9,911 Views 9 Comments

The previous limit stood at €2,000

# consumers - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents
# You Spin Me Round
# You Spin Me Round

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents

May 26th 2017, 2:41 PM 49,587 Views 18 Comments

Consumers are being warned about fake fidget spinners.

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