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Outrage over card payments in Ireland LIVE: Card machines out of order in Dublin stores

There is widespread confusion among shoppers in Dublin tonight as a large number of card machines are out of service.

Earlier today, businesses across the country said they were unable to process card payments due to a glitch in the system.

A Dublin bookstore said its machine was declining all sales.

Gutter Bookstore tweeted: “Anyone else’s card machines broken?

“None of us log into merchant services and decline all sales.”

Both SuperValu and Centra apologized for the inconvenience caused to customers.

Centra Ireland tweeted: “Our card payment service provider is currently experiencing technical issues which are affecting the processing of card payments in Centra stores as well as online.

“Our vendor is working to resolve the issue and ensure that the affected card payment systems are back up and running as soon as possible. Customers can pay cash in stores as usual, and we apologize. to them for the inconvenience caused.”

SuperValu said they are currently trying to resolve technical issues.

These issues affect the processing of card payments in their stores.

SuperValu tweeted: “Our card payment service provider is currently experiencing technical issues which are affecting the processing of card payments in SuperValu stores as well as online.

“Our vendor is working to resolve the issue and ensure that the affected card payment systems are back up and running as soon as possible. Customers can pay cash in stores as usual, and we apologize. to them for the inconvenience caused.”

The card machines at SuperValu Ballyroan, Centra Claddagh Green, Centra Ballyfermot Road, Applegreen Ballyfermot Road, Spar Ballyfermot Road and Centra Drumcondra are all currently out of service.

Supervalued on Sundrive Road, Crumlin also only accepts cash.

A notice read: ‘Cash payment only today. Sorry for the inconvenience.’

More updates to follow.

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