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 5th July 2019


Advice for holidaymakers booking package travel

If you’re not sure your holiday booking is a package or you don’t know what to do when things go wrong then check out this Irish Examiner article, which features tips from European Consumer Centre Ireland.

Read the full article here: ‘What you’re entitled to if your holiday goes wrong’, by Ryan O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 1st July 2019.


Insurance companies deny ripping off customers

Speaking at an Oireachtas Finance Committee representatives from leading insurance companies denied ripping off customers and businesses by making big profits.

Read the full article here: ”People are being fleeced and gouged’, insurance companies told as they deny ripping off consumers and businesses’, by Charlie Weston, Irish Independent, 4th July 2019. 


Gardai warning about online fraud gangs in Dublin selling phantom goods 

The gardaí has issued a warning to consumers about online fraud after gangs in Dublin found to be selling phantom goods – one victim in the US paid €47,000 online for a watch that didn’t exist.

Read the full article here: ‘Gardaí warn of online fraud as gang selling phantom goods uncovered in Dublin’, by Conor Lally, The Irish Times, 4th July 2019.