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From TheJournal.ie House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones) Consumer Rights

House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones)

This is despite House of Fraser saying in August that gift cards could be replaced with the full value being honoured.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport Consumer

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport

Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.

From TheJournal.ie Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open Doors Open

Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open

Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales Confidence

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales

“The survey may not be signalling a return of the boom but it does suggest a marked easing in gloom.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year? No Spend

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?

We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.

From TheJournal.ie What are you entitled to if a delivery company loses your stuff? Fallback

What are you entitled to if a delivery company loses your stuff?

In light of last week’s raid on a Parcel Motel depot in west Dublin, we ask what customers of delivery services are entitled to when things go awry in transit.

From TheJournal.ie Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked Consumer Rights

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

From TheJournal.ie Is your money going up in smoke? Here’s how you could save on your mortgage Sponsored By Consumer Help
From TheJournal.ie Irish consumers haven't felt this good for 10 years Feeling Good

Irish consumers haven't felt this good for 10 years

The figures from the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland show consumer sentiment at its highest point for ten years.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why poorer families were hardest hit by post-Celtic Tiger inflation The Recession

Here's why poorer families were hardest hit by post-Celtic Tiger inflation

Inflation for low income households was above the average rate during the recession.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers like buying stuff that's about to go off... Smells Grand

Irish shoppers like buying stuff that's about to go off...

Over a third of us visit supermarkets at the end of the day to seek discounts on products that are at the end of their shelf life.

From TheJournal.ie Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently Up In Smoke

Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently

The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.

From TheJournal.ie What's top of your county's shopping list? Favourites

What's top of your county's shopping list?

Tesco has found what items pop up more in certain counties.

From TheJournal.ie Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland Total Recall

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

From TheJournal.ie Don't like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise Baaaaa

Don't like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

From TheJournal.ie This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory Wallet Ninja

This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory

He’s the founder of Vante Toys.

From TheJournal.ie Booking a test or visa online? Don't get stung by an unofficial website Website Warning

Booking a test or visa online? Don't get stung by an unofficial website

There has been a rise in complaints about unofficial websites offering tests or even travel visas.

From TheJournal.ie Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles Dodgy Car Salesman

Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles

He will be sentenced later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group Budget 2015

Let's bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?

From TheJournal.ie Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike On Demand

Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike

The video on demand giant has seen record revenues after a successful jump in prices for US subscribers.

From TheJournal.ie The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit Cash Down

The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl will soon be stocking wine for €39.99 - but what can you usually buy there for that much? Lidl Bit Classy

Lidl will soon be stocking wine for €39.99 - but what can you usually buy there for that much?

The budget supermarket is going after wine snobs from this September.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window? Bargain

Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?

I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.

From TheJournal.ie We bought five times more electric cars this year... Going Green

We bought five times more electric cars this year...

…but don’t get too excited – that’s still only 124 out of 62,280.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse will be the next mobile operator in Ireland New Kid In Town

Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse will be the next mobile operator in Ireland

The operator has been selected to run a mobile network after competitions concerns following Three’s takeover of 02.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer On The Dotted Line

Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer

Have you a contract that automatically renews or has unequal obligations? Then you should read this.

From TheJournal.ie Learning, cigarettes and alcohol: they're all getting pricier Percentage Pint

Learning, cigarettes and alcohol: they're all getting pricier

Don’t fret, you’re going to pay less for clothes and food.

From TheJournal.ie Ouch, my wallet: Prices went up by 0.5 per cent last month alone Money Money Money

Ouch, my wallet: Prices went up by 0.5 per cent last month alone

Clothes and shoes went up by almost 6 per cent alone.

From TheJournal.ie "Cathedrals of consumption": A history of shopping in Ireland Running Errands

"Cathedrals of consumption": A history of shopping in Ireland

A series of lectures and an exhibition will outline Ireland’s consumer cravings from Georgian Dublin to modern-day neon shopfronts.

From TheJournal.ie How to catch the consumer eye in 2014 Trendwatching

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014

Trendwatching.com has released 6 trends it reckons all businesses need to know

From TheJournal.ie Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013 Shopping

Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013

A new survey revealed 22 per cent of Irish people are shopping from a mobile or smartphone for Christmas this year.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action New Frills

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action

The carrier confirmed yesterday it was dropping a court action challenging the agency’s order.

From TheJournal.ie Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today Money

Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today

The rounding trial runs until November and the project is being run by the Central Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Switching providers can save money - so why don't more do it? Consumers

Switching providers can save money - so why don't more do it?

People who switch providers can save an average of €15- €20 a month, said the National Consumer Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work? Opinion

Column: Does celebrity marketing actually work?

Hiring celebrities as spokespeople can create a lot of exposure for brands and stars alike. With all that added value, Judi Uhuegbu asks – do famous faces really sway our buying behaviour?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you been sold fake goods online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been sold fake goods online?

A new report says that the number of fake products seized in Northern Ireland has rocketed in just one year.

From TheJournal.ie Sydney turning to ‘small bar’ movement Drinking In Oz

Sydney turning to ‘small bar’ movement

Beer barns might be popular haunts in Australia, but change in liquor laws encouraging more ‘intimate’ pubs.

From TheJournal.ie Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014 Exact Change Please

Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that both CIE and the RPA are looking for permission to increasse fare next year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It's summer sales time – consumers, know your rights Opinion

Column: It's summer sales time – consumers, know your rights

Summer sales season is upon us again and bargains beckon – but consumers should be aware their rights and be careful not to impulse buy, writes Fergal O’Leary of the National Consumer Agency.

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