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


Consumer News Round-up – week ending 22nd March 2019


CCPC advice: Getting deposit back when company goes bust and refund for engagement ring

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s advice column in the Irish Independent this week tackles consumer question about getting a deposit back for a kitchen when the company goes bust and is it possible to get a refund or replacement for a custom-made engagement ring.

Read the full article here: ‘Will I get deposit back after kitchen company went bust? Your questions answered’, Irish Independent, 17th March 2019.


UK MPs warn public not to buy or sell from ticket reseller Viagogo

The UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Music & Sport Select Committee has published a report on live music issues and has specifically warned the British public not to buy or sell tickets on the ticket resale site Viagogo. The committee said that Viagogo has ’caused distress to too many music fans’ and has ‘yet to prove itself a trustworthy operator given its history of resisting compliance, court orders and parliamentary scrutiny, and flouting consumer law’.

Read the full article here: ‘MPs tell public to steer clear of Viagogo in wide-ranging live music report’, by Chris Cooke,, 19th March 2019.