Category Archives: Consumer rights

A series of articles relating to consumer rights

Shopping in Hong Kong

Some time ago I was in a phone shop when a young man came in with a broken mobile phone and asked if it could be fixed. When asked where he had purchased the phone, he replied “The internet”. He … Continue reading

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Car insurance – Parents beware

One Latin legal term which is generally known and understood is “Caveat Emptor”, let the buyer beware. This is still an aspect of our law even with the introduction of consumer protection laws over the years. It means in effect … Continue reading

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Copyright in Ireland

One of the earliest recorded copyright disputes took place in the 6th century in Ireland and involved Colmcille, (later St Colmcille). He had been visiting the monastery of St Finian of Moville. While there he copied an original manuscript of … Continue reading

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Holidays and the law

For those lucky enough to be able to have a holiday abroad this year there are some precautions to take which should help to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The growth of internet booking gives an opportunity to tailor your … Continue reading

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Mobile phone contracts

Most people in Ireland now have a mobile phone, and buying a  phone or switching from one phone company to another is usually a straightforward matter. However remember that when buying a mobile phone or changing service provider you will … Continue reading

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You really are being watched ! Privacy and the consumer

The right to privacy is something which, in principle at least, we all cherish deeply and see as a fundamental right. The law relating to privacy is involved and at times complex, and in a further legal article we will … Continue reading

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Buying a second-hand car

If you are buying a second-hand car it is important to be aware of your legal rights if you subsequently find that there is a problem with the car. Your rights depend to a large extent on the circumstances of … Continue reading

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