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July 30, 2020

CCPC Publishes 2019 Annual Report

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today published our 2019 Annual Report. The report details the work of the CCPC in 2019 …...

July 22, 2020

CCPC to carry out a phase 2 investigation of Link Group/Pepper merger

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

July 20, 2020

‘Disguised Car Trader’ receives four month suspended sentence for misleading consumers

A Castlebar car dealer, James Hughes, has received a four month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and must pay €2,500 in costs to the …...

July 8, 2020

Berendsen/Kings Laundry merger update

On 8 July 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition of …...

July 1, 2020

CCPC warns businesses must act independently when setting prices during reopening phase

CCPC engages with trade associations following public statements to warn against co-ordination Any new prices & charges must adhere to competition and consumer protection …...

June 15, 2020

Changes to terms and conditions in consumer contracts

The restrictions introduced due to COVID-19 to limit the spread of the virus has led to wide-spread cancellation or deferral of events and services, …...

June 12, 2020

CCPC launches public consultation on public liability insurance market

This consultation is now closed. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) announced today that it has opened a public consultation and is seeking …...

June 5, 2020

CCPC Concludes Examination of Beef Industry Complaints

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today written to over 200 individuals, including the Independent Farmers of Ireland, the Beef Plan Movement, …...

June 2, 2020

CCPC publishes new product safety guidance for COVID-19 consumer face masks

Guidance is intended to allow for safe products to be put on the market as quickly as possible Businesses warned that they must provide …...

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. …...

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