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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.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco's market share fell over Christmas while discount retailers saw a boost Supermarkets

Tesco's market share fell over Christmas while discount retailers saw a boost

Supervalu attracted 40,000 more households over the festive period, helping it to push its market share above 20 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

From TheJournal.ie Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing Apple

Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing

The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.

From TheJournal.ie More people are saving, but not because they think it's a good time to do so Saving

More people are saving, but not because they think it's a good time to do so

Despite an increasing in savings, attitudes towards it would seem to be contradictory with only 24 per cent of people believing that “now is a good time to save”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people optimistic about the economy...but not their own lives Survey

Irish people optimistic about the economy...but not their own lives

The AA carried out a major survey of 26,000 Irish people before Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month Consumers

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month

KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.

From TheJournal.ie Xtra-vision reverses policy on pre-ordered Xbox One consoles Game Change

Xtra-vision reverses policy on pre-ordered Xbox One consoles

From today, any person who collects their pre-ordered XBox One will not have to purchase an additional game in order to receive their console.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought No Deal

Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought

This requirement was asked of pre-order customers even if they had already paid in full for the new Xbox One console.

From TheJournal.ie Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties" Spending

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

From TheJournal.ie People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement Shopping

People spent less on groceries in run-up to Budget announcement

Tesco has seen a decline the amount of money people are spending there, while Aldi and Lidl are going strong.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 simplest brands in the world... Consumers

The 10 simplest brands in the world...

…And why that simplicity is one factor in their success.

From TheJournal.ie Own-brand products 'allow retailers to bully their suppliers' Consumers

Own-brand products 'allow retailers to bully their suppliers'

An Oireachtas committee has expressed “serious concerns” about the increasing use of own-brand products by supermarkets and retailers.

From TheJournal.ie Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned Loss Leaders

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned

An Oireachtas Committee has also called for a code of conduct in the groceries sector that would be enforced by a supermarket ombudsman.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor? Crisps With Notions

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you haggle to get a better price on purchases? Sponsored By Rabodirect This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you haggle to get a better price on purchases?

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we’re all concerned about the impact on our wallets. What do you think about haggling?

From TheJournal.ie Gas and electricity prices increase from today Household Charges

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

From TheJournal.ie France to look at laws curbing Sunday shopping France

France to look at laws curbing Sunday shopping

Under French law, Sunday is a mandatory day off – but critics say it’s putting the nation at a competitive disadvantage.

From TheJournal.ie Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers Placed

Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers

By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Store figures out how to stop people 'borrowing' clothes for event and returning them later Wardrobing

Store figures out how to stop people 'borrowing' clothes for event and returning them later

Bloomingdale’s in New York has come up with a new tag that is so visible, you can’t possibly wear the clothes out until you remove it.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out there are savings of up to €362 to be had in the home insurance market Shop Around

Turns out there are savings of up to €362 to be had in the home insurance market

Huge differences have been found in quotes offered by insurance companies, in a survey carried out by the National Consumer Agency.

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 First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week Energy Costs

First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week

Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.

From TheJournal.ie New owners promise to honour old HMV gift vouchers Good News

New owners promise to honour old HMV gift vouchers

HMV on Henry Street will reopen this week with a performance from The Strypes.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month Energy Costs

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month

Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: The 10 biggest selling brands in the Irish grocery market Shopping

Revealed: The 10 biggest selling brands in the Irish grocery market

The best-selling brand has topped the list for 9 years in a row…

From TheJournal.ie The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002 Bag Tax

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report Money Money Money

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report

Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer Association calls for EU legislation on mobile costs Competition

Consumer Association calls for EU legislation on mobile costs

Figures from the EU commission show that Irish consumers pay five times more than the cheapest EU rates in Lithuania.

From TheJournal.ie People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal Horse Meat

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal

The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Imported frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak Berry Bad

Imported frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

The Food Safety Authority issues warning as Ireland and Italy both hit by same strain of virus.

From TheJournal.ie Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany GUTEN TAG

Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany

New poll there finds consumers confident about pay levels and the health of their economy.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages Saving

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

From TheJournal.ie "Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April Consumers

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out Consumers

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers and firms ordered to pay over €44m to creditors last month Debt

Consumers and firms ordered to pay over €44m to creditors last month

Vision-net figures show that banks accounted for over half the value of all court judgments awarded against consumers last month.

From TheJournal.ie Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue Waiting Times

Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue

With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.