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#Consumers

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down? Oil Prices

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

From TheJournal.ie 'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers' Bills Bills Bills

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost Get Em' Spending

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

From TheJournal.ie Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas? Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

From TheJournal.ie Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

From TheJournal.ie That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

This is a public service broadcast.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you Spend Spend Spend

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

From TheJournal.ie This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most Pressure

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most

The latest Red C poll found most people are feeling positive about the country’s finances – but not about their own.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame Bad News

There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay Shopping Spree

Here's everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

From TheJournal.ie Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers Rustling

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

From TheJournal.ie Guess how much the new iPhones will cost... Ipay

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

…It’s A LOT.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what we buy most at the shops - but what's Ireland's favourite tea? D'you Want Anything?

Here's what we buy most at the shops - but what's Ireland's favourite tea?

Are we really this predictable?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?

Be honest, now…

From TheJournal.ie Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013? Kick Up A Fuss
From TheJournal.ie SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency The Price Is Wrong

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency

The Christmas Direct website was also hit with enforcement notices.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

“Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.”

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today Any Minute Now

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today

Although there may be some slight delays.

From TheJournal.ie How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them Surprise In Store

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them

Kids’ activities, helpful staff, demos and clear signage – just some of the ways retailers can make themselves irresistible.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency Know Your Rights

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency

The National Consumer Agency received 56,000 contacts last year.

From TheJournal.ie Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better? Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

From TheJournal.ie Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

It might be a head-wrecker, but it could also be a money-saver.

From TheJournal.ie Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays Consumers

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays

The National Consumer Agency said today that it has begun the action following a number of complaints about the company.

From TheJournal.ie Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats Decisions Decisions

Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats

Irish people don’t just argue about how they share the household load – they argue about who they think does what.

From TheJournal.ie 66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse Hospitality

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse

The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind Consumers

Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind

If you shop in Aldi, you’re probably spending more as well.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

From TheJournal.ie Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses Negative Impact

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body Consumer Rights

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 will also ‘modernise’ laws relating to media mergers.

From TheJournal.ie Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won't curb consumption levels Survey Says This post contains a poll

Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won't curb consumption levels

Only 22 per cent of those surveyed for Checkout Magazine believe minimum pricing of alcohol will impact on the level of those drinking.

All the hellish stages you go through when calling Customer Service

Who knew it could be so hard to speak to another human being?

From TheJournal.ie Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed Some Front This post contains images

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed

Independent stores, and the way they make you feel.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees? Consumers

Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees?

Did you switch banks, or do you take out large sums of money in one go? Tell us your tips.

From TheJournal.ie Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car Consumer Protection

Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car

The National Consumer Agency also issued compliance notices to Ryanair and Aer Lingus for failing to provide an email address on their website.