Archive for the category: ‘Consumer Affairs’

8. 3. 2018

Retailers Should Lead the Ban on Energy Drinks for Under 16s

I have called on all retailers to ban the sale of highly caffeinated drinks to under- 16s. I commend the recent moves by Boots and Aldi to implement such measures. […]

22. 2. 2018

Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Plastic Packaging

Consumers should ‘vote with their feet’ to ensure supermarkets take action on plastic waste. The level of plastic waste currently being produced by supermarkets is unacceptable. Plastic packaging is involved […]

15. 2. 2018

Time To Introduce a Deposit System on Plastic Bottles

I have called for the introduction of a deposit system on plastic bottles to encourage recycling. This would require consumers to pay an extra fee depending on the type of […]

8. 2. 2018

Water Refill Stations Will Reduce Waste

Recently, major European cities, including London and Paris, have taken steps to reduce plastic waste. We have a proud tradition of respecting the environment in this country and we must […]

10. 1. 2018

Time To Overhaul The TV Licence System

The current model of the TV Licence system is broken and needs to be overhauled as a matter of priority, according to Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone. At present the […]

19. 10. 2017

I Have Called for the Introduction of Nutri-Scoring in Ireland

Each product is given points, positive and negative, relative to the levels of sugars, proteins, fat, fibre etc in the food. The sum of these elements then determines what Nutri-Score […]

27. 9. 2017

13.5% VAT Rate on Sunbed Sessions and 23% on Sunscreen is an Unacceptable Discrepancy that Needs to be Addressed in Budget 2018

I have described the discrepancy between the 13.5% VAT rate on sunbed sessions and 23% VAT rate on sunscreen as both incomprehensible and unacceptable. Under the VAT Consolidation Act 2010 […]

15. 6. 2017

Whilst I welcome the end of roaming charges, I am calling on providers to inform users of data limits

Today (Thursday) I  called on network providers to text customers each time they travel in the EU with information on data allowances and surplus charges following the implementation of new […]

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