Consumer News Round-up: Ryanair strikes, frozen veg recall & Irish consumers’ reluctance to switch
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 13th July 2018
What’s happening with the Ryanair strikes?
Here you’ll find our collection of stories (up to 12th July) about the on-going Ryanair strike situation. Hopefully you haven’t been affected, but if you have, then remember you have air passenger rights. Check out some of the Ryanair strike stories from earlier this week:
- ‘Blackmail’: no compromise as Ryanair digs in ahead of unprecedented strike’, by Ian Guider, Sunday Business Post, 8th July 2018.
- ‘Ryanair ‘pulls out all stops’ in bid to beat the pilots’ strike’, by Anne-Marie Walsh, Irish Independent, 10th July 2018.
- ‘Ryanair slams pilot union as flights cancelled’, by Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 11th July 2018.
- ‘Rolling Ryanair stoppages loom as 5,000 left grounded’, by Anne-Marie Walsh, Irish Independent, 12th July 2018.
- ‘Ryanair cancels 30 flights as Irish-based pilots stage one-day strike’, The Irish Times, 12th July, 2018.
Major recall of frozen veg amid fears of Listeria contamination
If you’ve bought frozen veg lately then you might want to check it. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued an urgent recall of 18 products sold in Tesco, Lidl, Iceland and Brakes stores. Check out this article in The Sun to see if your frozen veg purchase is on the list.
Read full article here: ‘Huge Recall – Irish supermaket chains Tesco, Lidl, Iceland and Brakes urgently recall 18 items over fears of a deadly Listeria outbreak’, by Colm Phelan, The Irish Sun, 7th July 2018.
Irish consumers reluctant to switch phone providers
This article in The Irish Times this week was quite interesting. It reveals that Irish consumers are extremely reluctant to switch phone providers and that this is costing us money. Why is that? Researchers have pointed to fear and loyalty as some of the key reasons.