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August 15, 2019

Clarification: CCPC activity in the public liability insurance market

Following recent media reports, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) wishes to clarify that the CCPC’s current activity in the public liability insurance …...

August 14, 2019

Online banking tools can sway consumer choices

New research has found that consumers buying financial products can be swayed by subtle features of online calculators and search tools. In a study, …...

July 10, 2019

CCPC obtains commitments in Berendsen (Elis)/Kings Laundry acquisition

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition of sole control of Kings Laundry Limited (Kings Laundry) by...

July 9, 2019

CCPC secures conviction against Dublin car trader

Dublin car trader Mark Healy, of BRM Motors, Naas Road, Dublin has been convicted of deceiving or misleading a consumer in relation to the …...

July 8, 2019

Research shows one third of Irish consumers have never had travel insurance

18-44 year olds least likely to take out travel insurance, with 43% stating they have never had a policy Women more likely than men …...

July 5, 2019

CCPC obtains commitments in LN-Gaiety/MCD acquisition

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition of sole control of MCD Productions Unlimited Company (MCD) by...

June 14, 2019

CCPC announces introduction of a simplified merger review procedure

Between 7 November and 21 December 2018, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) held a public consultation to gather views on whether a simplified procedure for the review of...

May 29, 2019

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food & the Marine: CCPC Opening Statement by Isolde Goggin May 2019

I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to speak to you today. I am joined by Fergal O’Leary, Member of the …...

May 10, 2019

Second guilty plea in Ireland’s first criminal prosecution involving “gun jumping” in a merger

On 10 May 2019, Airfield Villas Limited (Airfield Villas) pleaded guilty in Dublin Metropolitan District Court to illegally putting into effect a business merger …...

May 7, 2019

CCPC publishes unfair terms guidelines for contracts of care in nursing homes

The guidelines set out the obligations and responsibilities that providers must adhere to under consumer protection law and are aimed at providing greater transparency, clarity and certainty for consumers....

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