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 19th April 2019


To tip or not to tip – Where’s that tip going? 

There seems to be a lot of talk lately about tipping, or more specifically where that tip is going – is it going to the person who served you, the rest of the staff, or is it actually lining the pockets of restaurant owner? There’s a lot of confusion out there right now and certainly a need for more transparency. Check out Irish Times article below.

Read the full article here: ‘Tipping at restaurants: A mystery for diners in Ireland’, by Conor Pope, Deirdre Falvey, and Catherine Cleary, The Irish times, 15th April 2019.


Which? warning that UK could be flooded by unsafe products after Brexit

UK consumer group Which? has warned that the United Kingdom could be flooded with unsafe toys, cars, and white goods after Brexit if there is no agreement in place with the European Union in relation to receiving information about such dangerous products.

Read the full article here: ‘UK market could be ‘flooded’ with unsafe toys, cars and electrical goods after Brexit, advocates warn’,, 15th April 2019.