Overheard middle-class conversation: “I really want to switch to all organic fruit and veg – it’s just so expensive.” “Sometimes I feel really guilty buying non-organic,” said the other woman. “It’s just so bad for the environment.” “Can’t be good for your health either. All those toxins.” They’re both wrong. Organic isn’t better for [...]
The ever-deadly Irish Times Value for Money feature by Conor Pope featured Nespresso machines this week. I recently had the use of one, and think they’re an interesting topic for a discussion on ‘value’, as the whole concept strikes me as one of the most wasteful things I’ve ever seen, ever. The three biggest issues [...]
I’m drawn to some great half price offers in Dunnes this week – but not on food. Finish Dishwasher tablets are down from €16.99 to €8.49, while a big giant value pack of Bold Two in One is down from €25.99 to €12.99. When it comes to household items such washing powder and dishwasher tablets, [...]
In today’s Pricewatch, Conor Pope discusses the growth of own-brand products in Irish supermarkets, and points the way towards thousands of euro in annual savings. An interesting and useful article.
I might be missing something here. Over the past few years, luxury expensive food shop Donnybrook Fair has been popping up all over wealthy Dublin suburbs. Most recently, they’ve appeared up in Stillorgan shopping centre, right beside Tesco (on a side note, I wonder what Stillorgan’s anchor tenant thinks of its new neighbour). It doesn’t seem [...]