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May 7, 2020

Simplified Merger Notification Procedure Regime to commence on 1 July 2020

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has announced that a simplified merger notification procedure regime will officially commence on Wednesday 1 July 2020. …...

May 1, 2020

Guidance for business on PPE for consumer use during COVID-19 Crisis

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and the Irish PPE Regulation (S.I. 136/2018) (the PPE Regulations) set out the essential requirements which must be met before personal …...

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Business Reminder – Payment Methods

A number of businesses including restaurants and fast food outlets may have changed, or are considering changing, their business models, including how they take …...

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 European Competition Law Joint Statement

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is a member of the European Competition Network (ECN). This is a network of 27 competition authorities …...

March 23, 2020

Consumer warning about whatadeal.ie

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today issued a warning to consumers in relation to a website that is selling to consumers …...

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 – CCPC Reminds Businesses that Consumer Protection Law Requirements Remain

The CCPC is responsible for enforcing competition and consumer protection legislation. In the current circumstances, there is a high demand for health products, such …...

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Merger Notification Process

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is aware that this is a particularly challenging time for all citizens and businesses in the State. …...

February 28, 2020

Information regarding Package Travel and COVID-19

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) reminds traders involved in the travel sector that they have obligations to travellers under the Package Holidays …...

February 28, 2020

Closure of Investigation into Alleged Anti-competitive Practices in the Bagged Cement Sector

In 2014, the CCPC commenced a competition investigation following concerns about alleged exclusive purchasing arrangements in the bagged cement sector, including exclusive rebates, target …...

January 15, 2020

CCPC requires commitment from CVC to secure approval of certain ownership interests in Celtic Rugby DAC

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared, subject to a binding commitment, the proposed transaction whereby certain interests of Celtic Rugby Designated …...

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