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# Shop Around

Last year
Junior minister tells people to tackle high cost of living by switching suppliers
“It takes effort to shop and switch, and if people make an effort they can save a lot of money,” Seán Fleming told RTÉ’s Drivetime.
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'Oh, that's just the price': €11 difference in cost of same medication in two Dublin pharmacies
One man was charged 32c a pill for his depression medication in one Dublin pharmacy, and 73c in another.
Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'
At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.
SuperValu retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
Tesco’s share of the market went down as there were gains for Aldi and Lidl.
Tesco is still Ireland's supermarket top dog, but Supervalu is hot on its heels
Tesco was the only chain to see sales drop.
Poll: Do you shop around for services to save money?
Shopping around can save you money – but do you tend to go for the first option available?
Turns out there are savings of up to €362 to be had in the home insurance market
Huge differences have been found in quotes offered by insurance companies, in a survey carried out by the National Consumer Agency.
Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?
A survey has found that you could save up to €1,335 if you shopped around for your car insurance.
Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.
Four-fifths of people who switch service providers save money
The National Consumer Agency’s research shows that 79 per cent of people who change product or provider then pay less.