Consumer News Round-up: Ryanair priority boarding payout & more strikes, save money on TV package, Irish car buyers & weak Sterling, Cadbury stockpiling & roaming charge warning for no-deal Brexit
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 14th September 2018
Ryanair – from priority boarding refunds to strikes
A Consumer News Round-up is not complete without a mention of Ryanair. The articles featured here focus on refunds (worth approximately €400,000) being issued to priority boarding customers because of the new baggage policy. There are news items about an upcoming strike, described as ‘the biggest ever’. Brace yourselves!
Read the articles here:
- ‘Ryanair refunds €400,000 in Priority Boarding payments as ‘pre-Christmas gifts”, by Pól Ó Conghaile, Irish Independent, 6th September 2018.
- ‘The biggest ever strike in Ryanair history’ – airline hits back at ‘chaos’ claims’, by Anne-Marie Walsh, Irish Independent, 13th September 2018.
- ‘Ryanair cabin crew set date for ‘biggest ever’ strike action’, by John Mulligan, Irish Independent, 14th September 2018.
How to save a bit of cash on your TV package
Anyone looking to save a bit of cash on TV (let’s face it, we all are) might find this article by Conor Pope very useful.
Read the full article here: ‘Are you paying over the odds for your TV package?’, by Conor Pope, The Irish Times, 10th September 2018.
Car buyers in the Republic making the most of weak Sterling
We all love a good bargain, and car buyers here are no different. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that consumers in the Republic are taking advantage of the weakness in sterling by buying cars from the UK.
Cadbury stockpiling chocolate and biscuits in preparation for hard Brexit
Chocolate lovers may be concerned to know that the owner of Cadbury are currently stockpiling chocolate, biscuits, and ingredients in case of a no-deal Brexit. Not the chocolate, anything but that!!!
Read the full article here: ‘Cadbury owner stockpiling chocolate and biscuits in case of hard brexit’, TheJournal.ie, 11th September 2018.
No-deal Brexit could result in ‘inadvertent’ roaming charges for border consumers
Consumers living near the border in Northern Ireland have been warned that a no-deal Brexit could result in ‘inadvertent’ roaming charges, if their mobiles pick up stronger signals from the Republic.
Irish tourist company goes bust leaving holidaymakers out of pocket
Irish tourist company, Exploring Vacations, went out of business this week resulting in holidaymakers being left out of pocket.
Read the full article here: ‘Holidaymakers out of pocket after Mullingar company ceases trading’, Irish Examiner, 14th September 2018.