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‘Today, O’Leary, I am wearing a suitcase coat.’ Photograph: The Irish Times

You won’t get anything out of me this time O’Leary. Oh no. This time I’m gonna waltz past your surly check-in staff with a smirk on my face. Because t(...)

The NCA carried out unannounced compliance blitz visits to 349 traders across a range of retail sectors nationwide in 2012.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has said it remains relevant to Irish consumers ahead of its merger with the Competition Authority. In its annual r(...)

The Government has handed the banks a charter to repossess family homes and failed to grasp the scale of the mortgage arrears crisis, Fianna Fáil clai(...)

Protestors heckle a woman who attempted to enter the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin as they try to stop the Allsops Space auction of repossessed homes and properties by disgraced Irish banks.

Allsop Space has said it will proceed with the sale of more than 100 properties next week after it was forced to abandon an auction at the Shelbour(...)

Tom Darcy photographed on the steps of the Shelbourne Hotel where he protested against an auction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An Allsop Space property auction in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin had to be cancelled yesterday following a protest staged by a number of groups w(...)

Organisations representing those in arrears have expressed concern that banks will use the changes to harass vulnerable customers

The code of conduct on mortgage arrears came into force yesterday but the State’s main lenders remained tight-lipped about how they plan to use it to (...)

The Central Bank insisted last night that its new proposals will allow borrowers and lenders to reach more sustainable solutions

Banks will not be able to force distressed borrowers off tracker mortgages unless they engage in meaningful write downs. or provide alternative arrang(...)

David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Association who last night called for the Central Bank to be stripped of its consumer protection role. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lobby groups and groups supporting people struggling to pay their mortgages have expressed disappointment and anger at the Central Bank’s new code of (...)

Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)

The service breakdown - which Three  Mobile blamed on a third party provider - came just minutes after the company announced it had bought rival 02 for close to a billion euro. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Three Mobile said this afternoon that service has been resumed to all its customers after the telephone network suffered a major collapse this morning(...)

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