Last month, the National Consumer Agency (NCA) published a survey showing just how much consumers can save on their home insurance by shopping arou(...)

‘Many consumers may be needlessly paying more for their cover.’ Photograph: Getty Images

What would you do for 400 quid? How many hours would you spend hanging on the telephone or sifting through paperwork for that kind of cash? Unl(...)

Despite the potential savings, just 37 per cent of consumers had checked to see if there was a better deal available for their home insurance over the last 12 months.

Canny consumers who shop around for house insurance can make annual savings of over €400 according to a survey published by the National Consumer Agen(...)

Garth Brooks tickets. Photograph: Collins Photos

Some 160,000 Garth Brooks are fans set to be impacted by the refusal of permission for two of the five Garth Brooks concerts planned for Croke Park(...)

 Richard Bruton: the  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation published the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 on March 31st

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 (Bill) was published by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on March 31st. The Bill mak(...)

The two office buildings to be acquired by Green Reit on  Harcourt Street (above) and Harcourt Road are currently being rented to Government tenants.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Property investor Green Reit has agreed to pay €32 million for two office buildings near St Stephen’s Green in Dublin 2.Number 76-78 Harcourt Street, (...)

Draughts from downlights: insulation should not cover a spotlight as they can overheat and blow. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I had my house renovated last year, which involved insulating the entire house, some internal and external, a new boiler and a new kitchen, shower r(...)

NCA chief executive Karen O’Leary said standard-form consumer contracts were common across areas such as utilities, travel and leisure. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Consumer Agency has published guidelines aimed at helping businesses to comply with legislation on unfair terms in consumer contracts and(...)

You are entitled to advice from your chemist on generic substitutes. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s no secret that Irish consumers are paying over the odds for prescription drugs. Just consider the number of people who pick up their presc(...)

The decision to merge the NCA with the Competition Authority is is not even the current Government’s policy – it was announced in a budget speech by the late Brian Lenihan almost five years ago.

While consumers were promised a “watchdog with real teeth” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton as he publishe(...)