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Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices
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# Consumers

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices

Jul 1st 2020, 8:22 AM 11,910 Views 16 Comments

The CCPC has also reminded businesses they have additional responsibilities under consumer protection law when setting new or additional fees.

Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May
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Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:12 AM 10,465 Views 28 Comments

The contactless limit was increased to €50 in April in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
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Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Jun 11th 2020, 2:08 PM 10,076 Views 8 Comments

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans
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New Central Bank rules mean moneylenders must place warnings on high interest loans

Jun 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 10,063 Views 11 Comments

Ads from moneylenders will now have to contain warnings about high interest rates, as well as encouraging consumers to look for other options

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
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# Fire Risk

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 35,941 Views 30 Comments

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month
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The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,620 Views 21 Comments

Consumer spending is set to reach almost €5 billion this month.

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
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Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,334 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
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# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,549 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms
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Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

Oct 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,311 Views 3 Comments

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home
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# Operation Matterhorn

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home

Oct 1st 2019, 12:30 PM 8,980 Views 4 Comments

More than 100 aircraft have been used as part of the UK’s repatriation fleet and some 115,000 people have been flown back to the UK.

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
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Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:17 PM 17,645 Views 36 Comments

That’s according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares.

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping
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# Refunds

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,435 Views 18 Comments

One of the main rights consumers have when they buy online from an EU-based retailer is to return an item and receive a refund.

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold
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Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,211 Views 8 Comments

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
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# Kantar Worldpanel

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Jun 4th 2019, 11:26 AM 22,116 Views 31 Comments

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
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# Flat Hike

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:43 PM 43,424 Views 91 Comments

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December
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Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Dec 3rd 2018, 11:04 AM 11,419 Views 68 Comments

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North
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Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North

Nov 19th 2018, 5:12 PM 14,925 Views 18 Comments

The strength of the Euro against Sterling over the past two years has also made cross-border shopping more appealing.

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
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Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Oct 22nd 2018, 2:09 PM 24,585 Views 42 Comments

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.1% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills
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# Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 13,929 Views 28 Comments

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
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# Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

Sep 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 27,149 Views 61 Comments

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again
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# Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again

Aug 28th 2018, 3:28 PM 15,416 Views 27 Comments

Tesco accounted for 22.4% of the consumer spend over the course of the 12 weeks to 12 August.

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Jul 3rd 2018, 10:20 AM 23,286 Views 35 Comments

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave
# BARBEQUE WEATHER
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# BARBEQUE WEATHER

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave

Jul 2nd 2018, 1:43 PM 21,177 Views 26 Comments

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards
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# Consumer Rights

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

Jun 5th 2018, 4:03 PM 10,808 Views 21 Comments

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
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# Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Jun 5th 2018, 12:42 PM 12,351 Views 50 Comments

Tesco is just 0.3% ahead of SuperValu, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints
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# Liquidation

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints

Apr 16th 2018, 12:28 PM 30,841 Views 28 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts
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# In The Post

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts

Mar 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 53,419 Views 48 Comments

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%
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# Hard Breakfast

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

Mar 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 20,115 Views 90 Comments

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys
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# Christmas Disaster

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Dec 27th 2017, 11:44 AM 44,364 Views 62 Comments

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
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# Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Dec 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,436 Views 56 Comments

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi
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# Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 18,257 Views 8 Comments

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

Bought something online that didn't work? It'll cost you €25 to make a claim of up to €5000
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# Cash Money

Bought something online that didn't work? It'll cost you €25 to make a claim of up to €5000

Jul 12th 2017, 6:45 PM 9,909 Views 9 Comments

The previous limit stood at €2,000

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents
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# You Spin Me Round

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents

May 26th 2017, 2:41 PM 49,547 Views 18 Comments

Consumers are being warned about fake fidget spinners.

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

Jan 27th 2017, 12:51 PM 44,273 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage

Aug 31st 2016, 6:00 AM 7,902 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

May 13th 2016, 8:26 AM 15,839 Views 14 Comments

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

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

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

Dec 29th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,559 Views 22 Comments

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

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

Nov 27th 2015, 2:59 PM 12,630 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 12th 2015, 6:05 AM 13,037 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 27,732 Views 44 Comments

Tesco is still coming out on top.

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