Northern Ireland has one of the highest percentages of children who eat crisps, chips, sweets or soft drinks every day(1), yet most of the food advertising aimed at children is sending the wrong dietary and healthy eating messages.
Action is needed to get the less well off out of ‘The Transport Trap’, according to the Consumer Council.
Responding to Translink’s average 5% increase in bus and rail fares, Maeve Bell, Director of the General Consumer Council said:
If you can afford to eat a healthy diet you can expect to live longer. Yet for many low income families the reality is food poverty, not food plenty.
New results prove that investing in public transport will help attract new passengers, according to the General Consumer Council
Snow and plunging temperatures over the past month meant that most homes in Northern Ireland turned up the heat.
A team from Abbey Grammar School Newry won the coveted title of Northern Ireland’s Young Consumers 2001, beating off competition from Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock and Convent Grammar School Strabane. The quiz took place on Friday 2 March at the Ulster Museum Belfast.
Northern Ireland’s first ever consumer website was today celebrating being named as the best public information site in the UK.
Every adult in Northern Ireland is losing out on £180 a year because they do not know their consumer rights*.
Consumers are spending money at Christmas that they can’t afford - and they don’t even enjoy doing it.
Can't find what you're looking for?
If you need more information, contact the Press Office on 028 9025 1655 / 1630
028 9025 1650
Senior Communications Officer
028 9025 1655
(Out of Hours: 078 2514 7496)
028 9025 1667
Opening Hours9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
(except for bank and public holidays)
For up-to-the-minute updates, follow us: