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 23rd August 2019


Ryanair strikes

Ryanair applied to the High Court earlier this week to seek an injunction to stop planned strike action by pilots. Elsewhere, a five-day strike by Ryanair’s Portuguese cabin crew started on Wednesday and Ryanair loses High Court bid to stop strike in UK.

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Warning about text message scam claiming to be from your bank

The gardaí issued a warning this week about a text scam that pretends to be from your bank asking you to go to a fake bank website, reply to the message or phone a number to provide personal or financial details and could lead to malware being downloaded to your device.

Read the full article here: ‘Gardaí issue warning over fraudulent text message scam targeting your bank accounts’, by Aoife Walsh, Irish Independent, 21st August 2019.


CCPC stopped over 33,000 products from entering Ireland over safety concerns

In 2018, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) found that 33,688 products didn’t meet relevant EU and Irish safety regulations. These products, which included toys, hoverboards and kitchen appliances, were then stopped from entering the Irish market and putting consumers here at risk.

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