In Focus

November 8, 2016

Do you sell online as a business? Know your obligations

The internet has changed the way consumers buy goods and services. The rise in popularity of online shopping days such as Black Friday and …...

October 18, 2016

Electrical Equipment Regulations… Are you in compliance?

Traders selling any electrical equipment that is designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1,000 volts for alternating current and between 75 and 1,500 volts for...

September 15, 2016

Opening statement in relation to motor insurance premiums

Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach. Our role We share the concerns of consumers, this Committee and the Government about …...

August 24, 2016

Sharing information with competitors is a risky business

Competition law requires competitors to act strictly independently of each other in the market. When competing companies share commercially sensitive information, whether directly or …...

July 4, 2016

Guidelines issued for those involved in online reviews

The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) has issued a set of guidelines for those involved in the collection, moderation and publication of …...

July 1, 2016

Competition law and collective bargaining

Self-employed people who are engaged for gain in the provision of goods or services are subject to EU and Irish competition law. This ensures …...

April 29, 2016

RAPEX release 2015 annual report

The European Commission published new figures this week, on 25 April, showing that in 2015 more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. These …...

March 21, 2016

European Commission’s consultation on empowering national competition authorities to be more effective enforcers – the CCPC’s response

The European Commission has expressed concerns regarding the divergent enforcement powers of the EU’s 28 national competition authorities (NCAs) and the risk that this …...

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