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Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014
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Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014

Jul 19th 2013, 3:31 PM 7,360 Views 103 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2013, 1:00 PM 274 Views 8 Comments

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.

Irish investors 'feeling more positive about global economic outlook'
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Irish investors 'feeling more positive about global economic outlook'

Jun 14th 2013, 6:05 AM 2,872 Views 3 Comments

Survey of RaboDirect customers shows upswing in confidence about their personal and global financial situation – but they are slightly less sure about the Irish economy.

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases
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Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

May 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,664 Views 36 Comments

The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.

Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey
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Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey

May 15th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,045 Views 46 Comments

That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.

Poll: Would you support scrapping 1c and 2c coins?
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Poll: Would you support scrapping 1c and 2c coins?

Apr 25th 2013, 9:38 AM 18,676 Views 174 Comments

A new pilot project in an Irish town will see the coins being taken out of use. Do you think it should go national?

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping
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10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

Apr 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 12,633 Views 18 Comments

It might sound like a joke – but the stress, debt and emotional dependence is nothing to laugh about.

Consumer prices increase by 1.2 per cent in one year
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Consumer prices increase by 1.2 per cent in one year

Feb 21st 2013, 2:33 PM 3,320 Views 8 Comments

Alcohol, tobacco and education all increased in price while clothes and household furniture fell.

The 9 at 9: Monday
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The 9 at 9: Monday

Feb 11th 2013, 8:44 AM 9,360 Views 11 Comments

Good morning. Here are nine things to know today.

Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs and scale back global operations
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Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs and scale back global operations

Dec 5th 2012, 2:51 PM 3,057 Views 2 Comments

The jobs will be cut in a move to boost efficiency, as Citi focuses on 150 cities worldwide that have the highest growth potential in consumer banking.

Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas
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Almost half in online survey say they will spend less this Christmas

Nov 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,186 Views 17 Comments

The Carat Ireland survey finds that consumers will cut spending on a year ago – with only 4 per cent planning to splash more than in 2011.

Ireland, the recession and shopping: why we love a good bargain
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Ireland, the recession and shopping: why we love a good bargain

Oct 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 13,262 Views 15 Comments

And has the recession even pushed us into liking a ‘bad bargain’?

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?
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Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?

Oct 16th 2012, 9:44 AM 12,929 Views 126 Comments

Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?

Facebook is testing a 'Want' button
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Facebook is testing a 'Want' button

Oct 9th 2012, 11:00 AM 7,831 Views 21 Comments

Seven large businesses in the US are ‘testing’ the new product for the social media giant.

Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"
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Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"

Aug 14th 2012, 5:12 PM 3,955 Views 23 Comments

New figures also show that credit card debt is continuing to decline compared to last year.

6 cool items made from recycled stuff this summer
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6 cool items made from recycled stuff this summer

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:00 PM 6,628 Views 5 Comments

A cardboard bicycle and a dress you can recycle yourself are just some of the innovations in recycling we’ve seen these past two months alone.

Ulster Bank: Full services will be back to normal by Monday
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Ulster Bank: Full services will be back to normal by Monday

Jun 27th 2012, 8:40 AM 3,884 Views 31 Comments

Bank is working to clear backlog created after last week’s technical glitch.

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland
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The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:09 PM 8,639 Views 50 Comments

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent
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Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent

May 10th 2012, 1:04 PM 1,126 Views 4 Comments

Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 10th 2012, 7:55 PM 3,081 Views 4 Comments

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?
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Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?

Mar 1st 2012, 3:08 PM 5,123 Views 65 Comments

The latest consumer sentiment index tells us that consumers became slightly more confident in February. Did you?

Consumer sentiment brightened in February
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Consumer sentiment brightened in February

Mar 1st 2012, 2:32 PM 1,023 Views 4 Comments

Consumer sentiment was up last month – and had also increased compared to last year, as consumers become less pessimistic about the outlook for the jobs market, KCB Bank Ireland and the ESRI said today.

Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles
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Budget 2012: Motor tax hike of 7.5 per cent for most vehicles

Dec 6th 2011, 9:52 PM 12,249 Views 29 Comments

Wondering how much your car will cost you next year? Read on for the full extent of tax and fuel hikes…

Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?
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Poll: Will motor tax hikes make you change/get rid of your car?

Nov 28th 2011, 9:34 AM 8,018 Views 116 Comments

With a motor tax increase promised for a wide swathe of vehicle owners in the upcoming Budget 2012, how would that affect all you drivers out there?

New banking costs comparisons resource launched online
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New banking costs comparisons resource launched online

Oct 21st 2011, 9:08 AM 460 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has launched the resource, which is available on its website.

Collapse in sale of new cars in September
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Collapse in sale of new cars in September

Oct 11th 2011, 12:36 PM 664 Views 11 Comments

The sales of new private cars fell by almost 40 per cent in September, likely down to the end of the scrappage scheme.

Irish find value in 'staycations' since recession
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Irish find value in 'staycations' since recession

Aug 20th 2011, 12:02 PM 693 Views 19 Comments

A majority of Irish people in holiday survey think that prices have dropped enough in the recession to make Ireland a good-value destination.

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals
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Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals

Jul 6th 2011, 8:07 AM 666 Views 4 Comments

The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.

Dentists must display prices under new code of practice
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Dentists must display prices under new code of practice

Apr 11th 2011, 7:02 PM 1,066 Views 0 Comments

Dental Council issue new guidelines for its members and advises consumers on best to choose a dentist, either at home or abroad.

Dublin Airport defends low ranking in international airport survey
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Dublin Airport defends low ranking in international airport survey

Mar 30th 2011, 5:23 PM 2,205 Views 0 Comments

Confidential report shows Ireland’s main airport ranks 98th out of 146 international air hubs – but DAA says it compares well with its peer airports in Europe.

Cheaper electricity on the way after regulator allows ESB price cuts
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Cheaper electricity on the way after regulator allows ESB price cuts

Mar 5th 2011, 12:03 PM 1,051 Views 0 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation allows the ESB to cut its prices, which had been raised to help create competition.

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent - for now
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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent - for now

Mar 3rd 2011, 2:16 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Eurozone banking head Trichet hints that while consumer confidence is growing, he may yet consider an interest rate hike to prevent risk of high inflation.

Exploding coffee pots recalled by IKEA
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Exploding coffee pots recalled by IKEA

Mar 3rd 2011, 10:25 AM 2,146 Views 0 Comments

Fragile glass has caused 12 burns and one laceration injury.

Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon
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Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon

Jan 28th 2011, 11:51 AM 758 Views 0 Comments

Website sells 115 Kindle ebooks for every 100 paperbacks.

Payday a black day for many Irish workers
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Payday a black day for many Irish workers

Jan 27th 2011, 7:41 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.

Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low
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Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low

Jan 27th 2011, 2:18 PM 822 Views 0 Comments

Government and banking are least trusted institutions in Ireland according to new global survey – but trust in Irish business is thankfully on the up.

Ireland drops its brand obsession as December retail sales tail off
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Ireland drops its brand obsession as December retail sales tail off

Dec 23rd 2010, 9:15 AM 543 Views 0 Comments

Customers are no longer obsessed with labels as they leave the credit cards at home when shopping, says retailers’ association.

Consumer prices down slightly in November
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Consumer prices down slightly in November

Dec 10th 2010, 1:51 PM 286 Views 0 Comments

Central Statistics Office finds that only clothes and footwear saw a price hike in the last month.

Consumers saved from VAT, alcohol and ciggie changes
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Consumers saved from VAT, alcohol and ciggie changes

Dec 7th 2010, 5:25 PM 999 Views 0 Comments

Petrol and diesel increases hitting motorists from midnight tonight – and betting online will be taxed as if you were punting on the high street.

Dry your Tiny Tears: these are the top childhood toys
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Dry your Tiny Tears: these are the top childhood toys

Nov 26th 2010, 12:54 PM 1,509 Views 0 Comments

As the Late Late Toy Show reconvenes on RTE tonight, TheJournal.ie gets misty-eyed at the memory of Manta Force, Sindy, Mr Frosty and the Big Red Fun Bus.