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Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure
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# Up In Smoke

Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure

Jun 15th 2015, 9:40 AM 32,203 Views 51 Comments

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that Clerys workers “have been treated very badly”.

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers
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# Retail Sales

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

May 29th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,167 Views 7 Comments

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?
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What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

May 28th 2015, 6:06 AM 11,986 Views 10 Comments

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list
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# Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

Feb 11th 2015, 9:36 AM 50,284 Views 24 Comments

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you
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# VHI

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you

Jan 27th 2015, 11:52 AM 16,489 Views 8 Comments

Might save you a few bob.

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

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

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,925 Views 72 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2014, 2:13 PM 7,000 Views 37 Comments

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

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved
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# Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

Dec 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 6,825 Views 8 Comments

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

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost
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# Get Em' Spending

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

Dec 8th 2014, 9:29 AM 4,764 Views 53 Comments

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

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?
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# Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

Dec 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,522 Views 15 Comments

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

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

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

Dec 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,816 Views 18 Comments

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

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam
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# Believe In Better

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 28,822 Views 22 Comments

This is a public service broadcast.

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 8:52 AM 7,284 Views 30 Comments

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

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most
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# Pressure

This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most

Nov 25th 2014, 1:53 PM 17,500 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 4th 2014, 12:50 PM 6,774 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 9:04 AM 10,429 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2014, 2:23 PM 9,367 Views 24 Comments

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

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
# Dark Days - Black Market
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# Dark Days - Black Market

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,705 Views 6 Comments

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

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
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# Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Sep 18th 2014, 10:22 PM 10,355 Views 48 Comments

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

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...
# Ipay
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# Ipay

Guess how much the new iPhones will cost...

Sep 9th 2014, 10:27 PM 48,696 Views 138 Comments

…It’s A LOT.

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

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:05 PM 54,223 Views 97 Comments

Are we really this predictable?

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps?

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:19 AM 20,221 Views 64 Comments

Be honest, now…

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?
# Kick Up A Fuss
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# Kick Up A Fuss

Which industry did Irish consumers complain about most in 2013?

Aug 29th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,992 Views 8 Comments

No prizes…

SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency
# The Price Is Wrong
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# The Price Is Wrong

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

Aug 27th 2014, 9:15 PM 27,160 Views 23 Comments

The Christmas Direct website was also hit with enforcement notices.

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service
# Breaking Up
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# Breaking Up

Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service

Aug 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,612 Views 15 Comments

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

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today
# Any Minute Now
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# Any Minute Now

Bank of Ireland insists all customers should be paid today

Aug 1st 2014, 9:40 AM 11,943 Views 45 Comments

Although there may be some slight delays.

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them
# Surprise In Store
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# Surprise In Store

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

Jul 31st 2014, 3:07 PM 12,540 Views 29 Comments

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

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency
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# Know Your Rights

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

Jul 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,235 Views 11 Comments

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

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?
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# Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:18 AM 8,594 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,356 Views 11 Comments

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

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays
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# Consumers

Enforcement action taken against Christmas Direct over delivery delays

May 21st 2014, 6:48 PM 12,449 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,605 Views 2 Comments

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

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse
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# Hospitality

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse

May 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 13,519 Views 44 Comments

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

Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind
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Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind

Apr 14th 2014, 11:45 AM 17,759 Views 81 Comments

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

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
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# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,762 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,204 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2014, 2:06 PM 6,255 Views 19 Comments

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