European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland presents a round-up of the week’s consumer news – in case you missed it!


Consumer news round-up – 3rd November 2017


Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) steps up its ticketing investigation

In the Irish Examiner this week an article written by Pádraig Hoare talks about how the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has examined some 235,000 items and that there has been nine summons hearings as part of its investigation into the ticketing sector.

Read the article here – ‘Consumer watchdog steps up ticketing probe’, Irish Examiner, 28th October, 2017.


More than 200 Irish complaints about property scams passed to French watchdog

Another story featuring the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), this time from the Sunday Times Ireland edition. The article, written by Peter O’Dwyer, tells how the CCPC has been dealing with complaints from property owners who were affected by an alleged property scam in France and that 200 of these complaints have now been passed on to its French counterpart.

Read the article here – ‘Property ‘scam’ complaints passed to French watchdog’, Sunday Times Ireland, 31st October, 2017.


Irish Travel Agents Association urges Irish tourists to be cautious when travelling in Catalonia

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) issued a warning this week to Irish tourists travelling to Catalonia. The Irish Times article, by Jenna Clarke-Molloy, states that Irish tourists should exercise caution in the region following the imposition of direct rule by the Spanish Government.

Read the article here – ‘Irish tourists warned over travel in Catalonia’, The Irish Times, 31st October, 2017.


Cork to see world’s first cashier-less shop open up

This is a quirky one. The Irish Examiner has reported that the world’s first cashier-less shop to open in Cork early next year.

Read full article here – ‘World’s first checkout-free shop to open in Cork’, Irish Examiner, 31st October, 2017.