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(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton on Monday published the long-awaited Competition and Consumer Protection Bill.

A substantial reform of consumer and competition laws will pave the way for a powerful new watchdog in the area, stiff rules to prevent “hello mone(...)

On the surface, Irish consumers appear to be well-served by representative groups, with a National Consumer Agency, a Consumers’ Association an(...)

When asked by the Ipsos/MRBI survey if the below-cost selling of vegetables before Christmas was good for consumers in the long term, some 64 per cent said it was not. Some 66 per cent of those surveyed said retail multiples did not treat farm families fairly when buying their produce.

Just three in 10 people believe the sale of cheap vegetables has long-term benefits for c(...)

Update: a technician at a Toyota factory checks a Prius after the 2009 recall. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty

last week when it recalled almost two million Prius models around the world to correct a software problem that could make some of them h(...)

Residents use a boat to navigate flood waters after a flash flood on the Lee Estate in Limerick City.

The recent spate of floods has extracted a terrible emotional toll on the people whose homes and businesses have been flooded. Not only that, but they(...)

The reintroduction of banking charges has prompted consumers to take out larger amounts of cash from ATMs at each withdrawal. Photograph: PA

The reintroduction of banking charges has prompted consumers to take out larger amounts of cash from ATMs at each withdrawal and to use their debit ca(...)

An examiner filling in  a form for a  driving test.  According to the Road Safety Authority, about 4,300 people have booked a  driving test on just a ‘rogue website’ over the last two years.

Thousands of Irish learner drivers are being “hoodwinked” each year into booking driving and theory tests through “rogue websites” in the UK.According(...)

What is the point of merger control? In 11 years, and over 600 deals, Irish regulators have intervened to block four. Some are now asking if this is t(...)

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