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Govt failing consumers by not addressing anomalies in gift voucher system

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Fianna Fáil Enterprise Spokesperson Dara Calleary says the Government is failing consumers by not introducing adequate legislation to give gift vouchers the same status as cash for retail purchases. Deputy Calleary says Irish consumers were hit badly this year when a number of high profile retailers went into administration and thousands of customers were left out of pocket when some companies refused to honour in-store gift vouchers. Deputy Calleary commented: “This weekend marks the real start of the Christmas shopping season throughout the country. Last year thousands of people received gift vouchers from retailers as Christmas presents. Unfortunately less than a month later, some, including high-profile names, went into administration […]

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