2016 News Archive

November 18, 2016

Research shows online consumers may be missing out on their rights

Just over half of consumers are not aware that their rights......

September 13, 2016

CCPC issues summonses to motor insurance providers

  The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today issued witness summonses and information requests to major motor insurance providers and industry groups …...

August 16, 2016

CCPC clears proposed acquisition by PandaGreen of Greenstar subject to binding divestment commitments

  CCPC requires PandaGreen to divest Greenstar’s domestic waste collection businesses in Fingal and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown   Tuesday, 16 August 2016: The Competition and …...

August 14, 2016

CCPC publishes first annual report

  The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“the CCPC”) has today published its inaugural annual report. The report details the work undertaken by the …...

July 29, 2016

Traders should be aware of their obligations under new Electrical Equipment Regulations

  New Electrical Equipment Regulations (‘the Regulations’), which were signed into law on 29 June 2016, transpose Directive 2014/35/EU relating to the safety of electrical …...

July 27, 2016

Fergal O’Leary appointed Member of the CCPC

  Fergal O’Leary has been appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD as a Member of the Competition …...

July 14, 2016

CCPC research identifies trends in consumer behaviour when buying a car

  Background checks prior to purchase vary significantly; with 17% of consumers doing no checks at all Mechanical reliability and price are the primary …...

July 4, 2016

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission secures conviction against Dublin car trader

  Today in Dublin District Court Judge John O’Neill convicted Mr Timmy Keane of 118 Harold’s Cross Cottages, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6 with providing …...

June 22, 2016

CCPC appoints Ibrahim Bah as Director of Competition Enforcement

  Ibrahim Bah has been appointed Director of Competition Enforcement at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“the CCPC”). The mission of the CCPC …...

June 14, 2016

Consumer Warning: EmGoldex / Global InterGold

  The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“the CCPC”) has today issued a warning to consumers not to engage with a company suspected of …...

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