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#Consumers

# consumers - Monday 27 February, 2012

The burning question*: How should sandwiches be cut?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: How should sandwiches be cut?

Feb 27th 2012, 11:53 AM 7,090 Views 64 Comments

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# consumers - Monday 20 February, 2012

The burning question*: Self-service checkouts - evil or not?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Self-service checkouts - evil or not?

Feb 20th 2012, 11:41 AM 7,532 Views 93 Comments

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# consumers - Friday 3 February, 2012

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site
# Deals
# Deals

3 in 5 consumers have signed up to an online discount site

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,869 Views 7 Comments

Consumers’ attitude to online deals appears overwhelmingly positive, with almost 9 in 10 of customers saying they would return to purchase from a site they had previously used.

# consumers - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

Jan 31st 2012, 12:03 PM 871 Views 3 Comments

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

# consumers - Sunday 29 January, 2012

In pictures: The best 9-metre high chocolate fountain you'll see today
# Chocalicious
From The Daily Edge
# Chocalicious

In pictures: The best 9-metre high chocolate fountain you'll see today

Jan 29th 2012, 2:18 PM 5,956 Views 8 Comments

So… much…. chocolate

# consumers - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Customers pay 'more for water than beer' in Dublin pubs, says Senator
# Prices
# Prices

Customers pay 'more for water than beer' in Dublin pubs, says Senator

Jan 26th 2012, 9:06 PM 7,629 Views 73 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone says she carried out a price survey in more than 100 Dublin pubs and found that customers were being charged more per litre for water and soft drinks than for beer and stout.

# consumers - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Inflation drops in December across eurozone and UK
# Inflation
# Inflation

Inflation drops in December across eurozone and UK

Jan 17th 2012, 4:37 PM 1,557 Views 4 Comments

The fall in inflation has raised hopes that the European Central Bank may reduce interest rates.

# consumers - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries
# Shopping
# Shopping

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries

Jan 5th 2012, 10:48 AM 1,833 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s shopping habits are changing significantly in the recession, a new survey suggests.

IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt
# IKEA
# IKEA

IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt

Jan 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,633 Views 3 Comments

The furniture chain says that the belt on some of its Antilop high chairs can open unexpectedly.

# consumers - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas
# Shopping
# Shopping

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Dec 17th 2011, 3:46 PM 5,997 Views 5 Comments

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.

# consumers - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages

Dec 7th 2011, 4:02 PM 3,349 Views 27 Comments

The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,828 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# consumers - Friday 25 November, 2011

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?
# Humbug
From The Daily Edge
# Humbug

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?

Nov 25th 2011, 3:44 PM 8,246 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of people have complained to the advertising watchdog in the UK about this Christmas ad from chainstore Littlewoods – but is it really that bad? (WARNING! Do not read this piece if you are under 10).

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
# Buy Buy Buy
From The Daily Edge
# Buy Buy Buy

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping

Nov 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 4,525 Views 10 Comments

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.

# consumers - Sunday 20 November, 2011

New study finds the 25 worst internet passwords
# Internet Fail
# Internet Fail

New study finds the 25 worst internet passwords

Nov 20th 2011, 8:30 AM 10,312 Views 20 Comments

‘Password’, ’123456′ and ‘monkey’ all feature in the list compiled by an American company. Does your password make the list?

# consumers - Friday 18 November, 2011

Almost half of people ignore use-by dates
# Gross
# Gross

Almost half of people ignore use-by dates

Nov 18th 2011, 10:51 AM 2,098 Views 15 Comments

A third of people said that they ignore use-by dates as long as the food looks and smells ‘okay’.

# consumers - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

What recession? Irish shoppers will be the highest spenders in Europe this Christmas
# Spend Spend Spend
# Spend Spend Spend

What recession? Irish shoppers will be the highest spenders in Europe this Christmas

Nov 8th 2011, 9:33 AM 1,670 Views 26 Comments

A Deloitte survey shows the average household spend over the festive season will be €943. How much are you planning to spend?

# consumers - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
# Footfall
# Footfall

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more

Oct 19th 2011, 1:28 PM 436 Views 6 Comments

Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.

# consumers - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"

Oct 18th 2011, 11:09 AM 805 Views 10 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said that much of the law in the consumer area is totally inappropriate for the era of the smartphone and the large supermarket.

# consumers - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sep 29th 2011, 12:01 PM 186 Views 1 Comment

Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.

# consumers - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Four shortlisted for Ireland's friendliest business
# Friendly Business
# Friendly Business

Four shortlisted for Ireland's friendliest business

Sep 28th 2011, 2:40 PM 1,542 Views 10 Comments

Award will be given to business judged to excel in customer care, shop layout and other factors that lead to good consumer experience.

# consumers - Saturday 17 September, 2011

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?
# What If
# What If

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,815 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

# consumers - Friday 9 September, 2011

Video: How would you spend your last euro?
# Vox Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Vox Pop

Video: How would you spend your last euro?

Sep 9th 2011, 1:01 PM 397 Views 11 Comments

A chocolate bar, according to a good portion of the people interviewed in this video vox pop…

# consumers - Friday 5 August, 2011

“Their savings are probably gone” – grim warning as Home Payments enters liquidation
# Home Payments
# Home Payments

“Their savings are probably gone” – grim warning as Home Payments enters liquidation

Aug 5th 2011, 6:01 PM 1,625 Views 15 Comments

The National Consumer Agency urges immediate action to regulate debt managers in the aftermath of Home Payments’ collapse.

# consumers - Thursday 4 August, 2011

NCA urges immediate action as Home Payments ceases trading
# Budgeting
# Budgeting

NCA urges immediate action as Home Payments ceases trading

Aug 4th 2011, 4:37 PM 662 Views 4 Comments

The domestic budgeting service ceases trading, with customers advice to cancel any direct debit payments immediately.

# consumers - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector
# VAT
# VAT

Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector

Jun 30th 2011, 6:58 PM 499 Views 13 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned businesses that the government will ‘get tough’ on those who don’t pass on the cut to customers.

# consumers - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels

Jun 28th 2011, 2:36 PM 250 Views 2 Comments

Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.

# consumers - Monday 20 June, 2011

Electricity companies to be alerted if new customers are in arrears
# Electricity
# Electricity

Electricity companies to be alerted if new customers are in arrears

Jun 20th 2011, 9:05 PM 1,009 Views 14 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation says the new moves will stop customers from running up massive energy debts.

# consumers - Friday 27 May, 2011

Retail sales down for 38th consecutive month
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales down for 38th consecutive month

May 27th 2011, 3:39 PM 376 Views 5 Comments

Irish people are spending more on clothes, but less on furniture, fuel, medicines and going to the pub. Year-on-year figures are down almost four per cent.

# consumers - Friday 15 April, 2011

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps
Live Apr 15th 2011, 10:59 AM

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

# consumers - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike
Live Apr 13th 2011, 2:36 PM

Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike

# consumers - Friday 1 April, 2011

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams
# Scams
# Scams

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

Apr 1st 2011, 7:43 AM 1,728 Views 0 Comments

National Consumer Agency warns people to be aware of possible scams and if in doubt, to ask questions.

# consumers - Monday 28 February, 2011

Porridge is healthy, right? Not if you buy it at McDonald’s
# McDonalds
From The Daily Edge
# McDonalds

Porridge is healthy, right? Not if you buy it at McDonald’s

Feb 28th 2011, 4:09 PM 4,785 Views 0 Comments

The fast-food restaurant’s newest ‘healthy’ option contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and the same amount of calories as a cheeseburger.

# consumers - Monday 7 February, 2011

National Consumer Agency threatens legal action against Mail on Sunday
# Consumers
# Consumers

National Consumer Agency threatens legal action against Mail on Sunday

Feb 7th 2011, 12:41 PM 1,059 Views 0 Comments

Marketing ploy by British-owned newspaper could be brought to court as “breach of the Consumer Protection Act”.

# consumers - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

# consumers - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

# consumers - Monday 11 October, 2010

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper

Oct 11th 2010, 9:47 AM 298 Views 0 Comments

The recession has brought some benefits – Irish consumers are no longer willing to be complacent, ill-informed or ripped off.

# consumers - Saturday 2 October, 2010

Fisher Price forced to recall toys
# Recall
# Recall

Fisher Price forced to recall toys

Oct 2nd 2010, 11:42 AM 420 Views 0 Comments

Toy manufacturer recalls more than 3,000 toys and high chairs in Ireland as part of global recall.