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#Consumers

# consumers - Monday 15 June, 2015

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

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

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?

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

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 customer? A small bit of good news for you

Might save you a few bob.

# consumers - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

This is a public service broadcast.

# consumers - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

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

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.