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 25th January 2019


Call for Government to bring in ticket touting legislation without further delay

The Sunday Times Ireland edition carried an interesting article revealing that complaints about ticket touting have tripled in the past four years. Sinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan highlights the delays in bringing in legislation to tackle the issue and calls on the Government to act in order to protect consumers.

Read the full article here: ‘Act on tout ban, government urged after complaints triple’, by Niamh Lyons, The Sunday Times, 19th January 2019.


Quarter of Irish consumers plan to get a loan this year 

A survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that a quarter of consumers are planning to apply for a loan from a financial institution this with the average loan value likely to be around €8,500.

Read the full article here: ”One in four’ plan to borrow from financial institution this year’, by Conor Pope, The Irish Times, 22nd January 2019. 


Progress made on ticket touting legislation

Long awaited legislation to tackle ticket touting could ‘get over the line’ around St. Patrick’s Day, according to TD Noel Rock.

Read the full article here: ‘Ticket touting legislation fast-tracked by Minister’, by Vivienne Clarke, Irish Examiner, 25th January 2019.