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January 30, 2023

CCPC participates in EU-wide sweep of websites to identify dark patterns

Dark patterns are practices aimed at pushing consumers into making choices online that may not be in their best interest Almost 400 online sweeps …...

January 30, 2023

CCPC opens consultation on revision of its verticals declaration

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has opened a public consultation on proposed revisions to its declaration in respect of vertical agreements and concerted …...

January 27, 2023

Business feedback to the CCPC highlights a range of issues when using online platforms to sell to consumers

CCPC engagement with businesses who use online platforms to sell their products and services to consumers has found that many businesses have experienced difficulties. …...

January 20, 2023

CCPC requires binding commitments from Uniphar to acquire Sam McCauley Chemists

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition by Uniphar PLC (Uniphar) …...

January 19, 2023

Limerick car trader fined €2,000 for misleading commercial practice

A Limerick based car dealer, Patrick Quinn, trading as Raheen Auto Centre, Co. Limerick, has been fined €2,000 at Kilmallock District Court after he …...

January 13, 2023

CCPC clears AIB acquisition of Ulster Bank tracker mortgages

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared the proposed acquisition of certain mortgage (tracker) assets of Ulster Bank Ireland DAC (Ulster Bank), …...

January 6, 2023

CCPC publishes Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2022

The CCPC has published its annual merger report, which includes statistics on the number of mergers and acquisitions notified and decided in 2022. All …...

December 22, 2022

‘Risk of death or serious harm’ to infants: CCPC announces immediate ban on sale of baby self-feeding pillows

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has banned the sale of baby self-feeding pillows due to a risk of death or serious harm. …...

December 20, 2022

CCPC to carry out a Phase 2 investigation of Q-Park’s proposed acquisition of Tazbell Services

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full Phase 2 investigation into the proposed acquisition of Tazbell Services …...

December 16, 2022

Christmas hours for merger notifications

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is advising parties who intend to submit merger notifications during the Christmas period of the following arrangements: …...

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