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Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries
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Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries

Jan 5th 2012, 10:48 AM 1,826 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s shopping habits are changing significantly in the recession, a new survey suggests.

IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt
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IKEA issues immediate recall of children's high chair belt

Jan 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,606 Views 3 Comments

The furniture chain says that the belt on some of its Antilop high chairs can open unexpectedly.

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?
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Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?

Dec 17th 2011, 4:06 PM 5,195 Views 24 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland is so worried about the lack of spending that some of its members might hold pre-Christmas sales. Have you been holding off doing your Christmas shopping?

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas
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Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Dec 17th 2011, 3:46 PM 5,983 Views 5 Comments

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.

Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages
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Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages

Dec 7th 2011, 4:02 PM 3,336 Views 27 Comments

The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
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Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,793 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?
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# Humbug

Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?

Nov 25th 2011, 3:44 PM 8,221 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of people have complained to the advertising watchdog in the UK about this Christmas ad from chainstore Littlewoods – but is it really that bad? (WARNING! Do not read this piece if you are under 10).

It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
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It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping

Nov 25th 2011, 7:00 AM 4,497 Views 10 Comments

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.

New study finds the 25 worst internet passwords
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New study finds the 25 worst internet passwords

Nov 20th 2011, 8:30 AM 10,299 Views 20 Comments

‘Password’, ’123456′ and ‘monkey’ all feature in the list compiled by an American company. Does your password make the list?

Almost half of people ignore use-by dates
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Almost half of people ignore use-by dates

Nov 18th 2011, 10:51 AM 2,076 Views 15 Comments

A third of people said that they ignore use-by dates as long as the food looks and smells ‘okay’.

Poll: Will you spend as much on Christmas this year as in 2010?
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Poll: Will you spend as much on Christmas this year as in 2010?

Nov 8th 2011, 11:08 AM 2,458 Views 25 Comments

A survey has predicted that the Irish will shop less this festive season – but they are still the biggest spenders in Europe. Does this apply to you?

What recession? Irish shoppers will be the highest spenders in Europe this Christmas
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What recession? Irish shoppers will be the highest spenders in Europe this Christmas

Nov 8th 2011, 9:33 AM 1,658 Views 26 Comments

A Deloitte survey shows the average household spend over the festive season will be €943. How much are you planning to spend?

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
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Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more

Oct 19th 2011, 1:28 PM 421 Views 6 Comments

Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.

Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"
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Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"

Oct 18th 2011, 11:09 AM 794 Views 10 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said that much of the law in the consumer area is totally inappropriate for the era of the smartphone and the large supermarket.

Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
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Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears

Sep 29th 2011, 12:01 PM 172 Views 1 Comment

Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.

Four shortlisted for Ireland's friendliest business
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Four shortlisted for Ireland's friendliest business

Sep 28th 2011, 2:40 PM 1,527 Views 10 Comments

Award will be given to business judged to excel in customer care, shop layout and other factors that lead to good consumer experience.

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?
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What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,791 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

Video: How would you spend your last euro?
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# Vox Pop

Video: How would you spend your last euro?

Sep 9th 2011, 1:01 PM 374 Views 11 Comments

A chocolate bar, according to a good portion of the people interviewed in this video vox pop…

“Their savings are probably gone” – grim warning as Home Payments enters liquidation
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“Their savings are probably gone” – grim warning as Home Payments enters liquidation

Aug 5th 2011, 6:01 PM 1,620 Views 15 Comments

The National Consumer Agency urges immediate action to regulate debt managers in the aftermath of Home Payments’ collapse.

NCA urges immediate action as Home Payments ceases trading
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NCA urges immediate action as Home Payments ceases trading

Aug 4th 2011, 4:37 PM 651 Views 4 Comments

The domestic budgeting service ceases trading, with customers advice to cancel any direct debit payments immediately.

Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector
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Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector

Jun 30th 2011, 6:58 PM 487 Views 13 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned businesses that the government will ‘get tough’ on those who don’t pass on the cut to customers.

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels
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Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels

Jun 28th 2011, 2:36 PM 237 Views 2 Comments

Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.

Electricity companies to be alerted if new customers are in arrears
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Electricity companies to be alerted if new customers are in arrears

Jun 20th 2011, 9:05 PM 993 Views 14 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation says the new moves will stop customers from running up massive energy debts.

Retail sales down for 38th consecutive month
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Retail sales down for 38th consecutive month

May 27th 2011, 3:39 PM 365 Views 5 Comments

Irish people are spending more on clothes, but less on furniture, fuel, medicines and going to the pub. Year-on-year figures are down almost four per cent.

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Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike From TheJournal.ie
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Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike

New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams
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New research reveals more Irish people losing money through scams

Apr 1st 2011, 7:43 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

National Consumer Agency warns people to be aware of possible scams and if in doubt, to ask questions.

Porridge is healthy, right? Not if you buy it at McDonald’s
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# McDonalds

Porridge is healthy, right? Not if you buy it at McDonald’s

Feb 28th 2011, 4:09 PM 4,537 Views 0 Comments

The fast-food restaurant’s newest ‘healthy’ option contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and the same amount of calories as a cheeseburger.

National Consumer Agency threatens legal action against Mail on Sunday
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National Consumer Agency threatens legal action against Mail on Sunday

Feb 7th 2011, 12:41 PM 1,051 Views 0 Comments

Marketing ploy by British-owned newspaper could be brought to court as “breach of the Consumer Protection Act”.

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper
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# Recessionomics

The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper

Oct 11th 2010, 9:47 AM 285 Views 0 Comments

The recession has brought some benefits – Irish consumers are no longer willing to be complacent, ill-informed or ripped off.

Fisher Price forced to recall toys
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Fisher Price forced to recall toys

Oct 2nd 2010, 11:42 AM 412 Views 0 Comments

Toy manufacturer recalls more than 3,000 toys and high chairs in Ireland as part of global recall.

Ryanair reprimanded for ads
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Ryanair reprimanded for ads

Jul 14th 2010, 10:26 AM 89 Views 0 Comments

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