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 28th September 2018


Ryanair: Inquiry into baggage charge, striking German pilots, call for European Commission to interference in talks, and more flights cancelled

Ryanair has hit the headlines this week for a number of reasons, including an inquiry by the Italian competition authority into the airline’s baggage policy, the airline criticising German pilots for their planned strike action and calling on the European Commission to investigate how rival airline crew, unions, and lobby groups, are impeding talks, and the cancellation of flights on Friday 28th September.

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Airbnb changes commits to changing terms and conditions and improving how prices are presented

Good news for Airbnb users. It seems the online accommodation giant has agreed to make changes to its terms and conditions and improve the presentation of its prices following calls from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities.

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CCPC answers questions on faulty cars, wrongly advertised discounts, and more

In this Irish Independent article, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) answers questions from consumers in relation to what their rights are when a car is faulty, when there is a wrongly advertised discount, tips on building extensions, and apartment management fees.

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Warning about fake EURO 2020 tickets, modelling and cryptocurrency scams

The National Trading Standards in the UK has warned that fake EURO 2020 tickets, modelling and cryptocurrency scams are among the emerging threats posed by fraudsters.

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