Photograph: Lucian Coman/Hemera/Getty

Clocking – the process of turning back the odometer of a car – will become illegal from today when Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar signs an amendm(...)

Karen O’Leary of the National Consumer Agency

The biggest problems the National Consumer Agency (NCA) faces is that it can’t do what most people think it does. The agency, which has been charged w(...)

A butcher’s ‘no horsemeat’ sign after the scandal broke this year. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

JANUARY l The year started with confirmation, of sorts, of something sensible people have known since cars first took to the roads: men reckon they’re(...)

 Karen O’Leary: “There are certainly consequences to how we spend our money as there are consequences to everything that we do, but my job is to represent consumers and lower prices are good for the consumer”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the National Consumer Agency has commended the State’s leading supermarkets for waging a vegetable price war in the run-up to Christmas(...)

Chief executive of the National Consumer Agency Karen O’Leary said nearly half of people surveyed had let gift vouchers go past their sell-by date. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Almost half of consumers have lost out by letting gift cards or vouchers expire according to new research.The National Consumer Agency said 48 per cen(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is confident that the unemployment rate will have dipped below 10 per cent by the time the next general election take(...)

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary pictured during the company’s AGM in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ryanair has published an email address for its passengers following enforcement action by the National Consumer Agency. In May the agency had issued a(...)

Getting cover: The latest National Consumer Agency home insurance comparison survey on annual home insurance premiums compares quotes from eight insurance companies. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shopping around for home insurance could save consumers more than €360 a year, a survey published this morning has revealed. The latest National Consu(...)

An anticipated mass exodus from Ulster Bank last summer after its “technical glitch” never happened. Photograph: Frank Miller
Hard to say goodbye

Greedy or stupid bankers (or both) brought this country to its knees and the institutions continue to make fools of us by harassing distressed borrowe(...)

After more than six months, HMV is reopening its store on henry Street inDublin. Three more will follow next week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Entertainment retailer HMV has reopened on Dublin’s Henry Street today, more than six months after the chain said it was closing its 16 stores here fo(...)

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