Katie Mae (9) and Ellie (7) O’Sullivan, from Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Pricewatch: Outlay for extracurricular activities often leaves back-to-school costs in ha(...)

“I tried to find a customer care number on the website, but no joy. Ended up ringing multiple Vodafone stores in Dublin, eventually getting through to one which provided me with a number. I tried to ring it, but the number has been discontinued.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Pricewatch: A problem for someone working in the glam world of telly (...)

A couple of readers are less than happy with Ulster Bank. In recent years, the bank was one of the few financial institutions in the Republic which di(...)

Product descriptions have to be accurate? Not so. Remember many of the words used on packaging can be meaningless.

1. I can always get a refund if I change my mind once I keep the receiptA shop is never under any obligation to give you a refund or exchange on any i(...)

(...) consumer correspondent Conor Pope discovered in his Pricewatch column recently. Last week, I wandered into(...)

Sky says the letter sent by the customer seeking to cancel his subscription ‘did not contain sufficient details’

Sky insists on hearing your voice to cancel a contract A reader called Robert wanted to cancel his contract with Sky TV since the beginning of(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: ‘Can you improve upon something as highly evolved and well-suited to its task as the book? And if so, how?’ Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

(...)-and-mortar shops. Last week Pricewatch went shopping for four books on Amazon.co.uk and in Eason. The books were(...)

Irish Rail has owned up to shortcomings in its online facilities

  Irish Rail’s ticketing service not up to speed  Colm booked a train ticket to Waterford last week, but got his days confus(...)

Our virtual Tesco shop of the same 30 items costs €132.64 in the Republic and €112.02 in the North, a difference of more than 20 per cent. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this summer, the Guardian asked families in seven cities, including Dublin, to do a comparable grocery shop and send in their receipts. Dub(...)

(...) sea when discussing fisheries as Gaeilge. When Pricewatch asked him how he had got on in Irish in the(...)