Consumer News Round-up: UK retailers vow same refund policy for Irish customers, Minister confirms return of duty-free in no-deal Brexit, ECC Ireland’s top 5 complaints for 2018 & beef crisis affecting shelves
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 September 2019
Leading British retailers reassure Irish customers over refunds post-Brexit
A number of leading British retailers, including John Lewis and Littlewoods, have moved to reassure Irish customers by confirming that they will still be entitled to the same refund policies after Brexit.
Minister Donohoe confirms return of duty-free shopping in no-deal Brexit
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed this week that if there is a no-deal Brexit consumers sailing between Ireland and the UK.
Read the full articles here:
- ‘Duty-free shopping for passengers travelling between Ireland and UK to return in event of no-deal Brexit’, by Kevin Doyle, Irish Independent, 10th September 2019.
- ‘Duty free shopping between Ireland and UK to return after no-deal Brexit’, by Peter Hamilton, The Irish Times, 10th September 2019.
Top five complaints reported to ECC Ireland in 2018
ECC Ireland published its Annual Report 2018 which showed that the top five complaints related to air travel, car rental, electronic products, hotels and accommodation, and furniture. Here are some of the reports in the media:
Read the articles here:
- ‘These are the issues Irish people complained about most in 2018′, by Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 10th September 2019.
Beef crisis affecting supply on supermarket shelves
The beef dispute is starting to have an impact on supermarket shelves, according to the Irish Examiner.