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

Consumer News round-up – 15th December 2017

 

Tips on how to track your mail and deliveries this Christmas season

Earlier this week, TheJournal.ie featured some very handy tips about how to track your mail and deliveries during the Christmas period. It may be handy if you’re waiting on that very important Christmas present to arrive in time.

Read the full article here – ‘Here’s how to track all your mail and deliveries this Christmas season’, TheJournal.ie, 10th December, 2017.

 

Know your consumers and check the returns policy when buying Christmas presents

 

This Irish Sun story, by Harry Manning, features advice from ECC Ireland about the importance of checking the returns policies when shopping in person in a store and also knowing that when you buy online that you have the right to a 14 day cooling off period.

Read the full article here – ‘Last-minute Christmas shoppers warned not to rush into buying gifts without knowing consumer rights and to ask about returns policies’, The Irish Sun, 11th December, 2017.

 

Checking that the toy you buy this Christmas is safe

We found this article in the Irish Independent. It features advice and a video from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) about how you can check that a toy you buy this Christmas is safe.

Read the full article here – ‘How to know whether the toy you buy at Christmas is safe for your little ones?’, Irish Independent, 12th December, 2017.

 

Advice about Ryanair Christmas Strike 

If you or someone you know will be affected by the Ryanair pilot’s strike on December 20th then maybe this advice from Pól Ó Conghaile, Irish Independent, will help.

Read full article here – ‘Ryanair’s Christmas strike: What are my options for flights?’, Pól Ó Conghaile, Irish Independent, 14th December, 2017.