Isolde Goggin, chair of the CCPC, said the watchdog’s aim is ‘to ensure that goods placed on the Irish market do not pose a safety risk to consumers’. File photograph: Eric Luke

More than 33,000 products, including toys and sunglasses, were prevented from entering the Irish market last year amid safety concerns, the consumer w(...)

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A consumer watchdog is to carry out an investigation into the public liability insurance market as businesses raise concerns about rising costs. The (...)

The experiment revealed that approximately 15 per cent more consumers chose a loan of 4 years or longer when the default term was 5 years compared to when it was 1 year. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Consumers have been warned about not getting swayed by online tools such as loan calculators when looking to buy financial products from websites as i(...)

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, persuaded the grassroots Beef Plan movement to stand down their protests and take part in talks last Friday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Talks began on Monday afternoon aimed at resolving the dispute between cattle farmers and meat processors over the price paid for animals, which led t(...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

The dryers, built between 2004 and 2015, pose a fire risk due to potential lint build up around the heating element in the machines. Photograph: iStock

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has announced a recall of tumble dryers made before September 2015, over fire safety risks. The warning relates(...)

Dunnes has more than a fifth of the €11 billion Irish grocery market

Dunnes Stores is proposing a takeover of JC Savage Supermarket Ltd in Swords, one of north Dublin’s best-known independent retailers. Financial detai(...)

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Monday Indicators: UK distributive trades (Jun); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Jun). Meetings: Beyond Brexit: Where (...)

Activists protesting for  safe workplace for garments workers mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April. Photograph: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Fast fashion” retailer Primark, which trades in its home market as Penney’s, faced protests this week in Germany after a christian group alleged tha(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The State agency that signs off on mergers and takeovers has approved the acquisition of Independent News & Media by Belgian group Mediahuis. The(...)

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