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#Consumers

# consumers - Friday 27 January, 2017

6 handy services you might not realise you're entitled to
# Sponsored By CIS
# Sponsored By CIS

6 handy services you might not realise you're entitled to

Jan 27th 2017, 12:51 PM 44,370 Views 7 Comments

You might be surprised at how much help is at hand.

# consumers - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage
# Delayed
# Delayed

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage

Aug 31st 2016, 6:00 AM 7,917 Views 3 Comments

People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.

# consumers - Friday 13 May, 2016

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket
# Puzzled
# Puzzled

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket

May 13th 2016, 8:26 AM 15,900 Views 14 Comments

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

# consumers - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
# High Street
# High Street

The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers

Dec 29th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,571 Views 22 Comments

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

# consumers - Friday 27 November, 2015

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized
# Customs
# Customs

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

Nov 27th 2015, 2:59 PM 12,648 Views 27 Comments

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

# consumers - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out
# On The Lash
# On The Lash

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

Aug 12th 2015, 6:05 AM 13,059 Views 20 Comments

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

# consumers - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Here is where the people of Ireland do 'The Big Shop'
# Supermarket Wars
# Supermarket Wars

Here is where the people of Ireland do 'The Big Shop'

Jul 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 27,843 Views 44 Comments

Tesco is still coming out on top.

# consumers - Monday 15 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 15th 2015, 9:40 AM 32,217 Views 51 Comments

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
# Retail Sales
# Retail Sales

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

May 29th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,180 Views 7 Comments

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?
# The Constitution
# The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

May 28th 2015, 6:06 AM 11,999 Views 10 Comments

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
# Europe
# Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

Feb 11th 2015, 9:36 AM 50,320 Views 24 Comments

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

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you

Jan 27th 2015, 11:52 AM 16,505 Views 8 Comments

Might save you a few bob.

# consumers - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,945 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'

Dec 12th 2014, 2:13 PM 7,012 Views 37 Comments

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
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

Dec 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 6,844 Views 10 Comments

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
# Get Em' Spending
# Get Em' Spending

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost

Dec 8th 2014, 9:29 AM 4,780 Views 53 Comments

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?
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

Dec 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,547 Views 15 Comments

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
# Debt
# Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

Dec 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,831 Views 18 Comments

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
# Believe In Better
# Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 29,228 Views 22 Comments

This is a public service broadcast.

# consumers - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 8:52 AM 7,296 Views 30 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most

Nov 25th 2014, 1:53 PM 17,547 Views 31 Comments

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
# Bad News
# Bad News

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

Nov 4th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,786 Views 39 Comments

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
# Shopping Spree
# Shopping Spree

Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

Oct 21st 2014, 9:04 AM 10,441 Views 27 Comments

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
# Rustling
# Rustling

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

Oct 17th 2014, 2:23 PM 9,384 Views 25 Comments

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
# Dark Days - Black Market
# Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,759 Views 6 Comments

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

# consumers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Sep 18th 2014, 10:22 PM 10,370 Views 48 Comments

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

# consumers - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...
# Ipay
# Ipay

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

Sep 9th 2014, 10:27 PM 48,708 Views 138 Comments

…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?
# D'you Want Anything?
# D'you Want Anything?

Here's what we buy most at the shops - but what's Ireland's favourite tea?

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:05 PM 54,427 Views 97 Comments

Are we really this predictable?

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:19 AM 20,331 Views 64 Comments

Be honest, now…

# consumers - Friday 29 August, 2014

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?
# Kick Up A Fuss
# Kick Up A Fuss

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?

Aug 29th 2014, 10:18 PM 21,012 Views 8 Comments

No prizes…

# consumers - 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 27,175 Views 23 Comments

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
# Breaking Up
# Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

Aug 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,631 Views 16 Comments

“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
# Any Minute Now
# Any Minute Now

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today

Aug 1st 2014, 9:40 AM 11,958 Views 45 Comments

Although there may be some slight delays.

# consumers - Thursday 31 July, 2014

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them
# Surprise In Store
# Surprise In Store

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

Jul 31st 2014, 3:07 PM 12,551 Views 29 Comments

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

# consumers - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

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

Jul 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,249 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Perking Up
# Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:18 AM 8,610 Views 26 Comments

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,369 Views 11 Comments

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
# Consumers
# Consumers

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays

May 21st 2014, 6:48 PM 12,470 Views 13 Comments

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
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats

May 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,624 Views 2 Comments

Irish people don’t just argue about how they share the household load – they argue about who they think does what.