2017 News Archive

August 4, 2017

CCPC welcomes new Member Brian McHugh

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) welcomes Tánaiste & Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment of Brian McHugh as a Member of the Commission. ...

July 24, 2017

Residential care services for the elderly

24 July 2017: Consumer protection legislation – the European Communities (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts) Regulations 1995 – provides specific protections to consumers who …...

July 17, 2017

CCPC launches study of PCP car finance market

The CCPC announced today that it has commenced a study of the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market. PCP is a form of hire purchase that is an increasingly...

July 12, 2017

CCPC obtains commitments from Kantar Media to secure approval for proposed acquisition of Newsaccess

Approval requires divestment of Newsaccess’ fixed assets to a new supplier, commitments to maintain pricing for a certain timeframe and the release of a number of Newsaccess customers from their...

July 6, 2017

Motor insurance inspections

On 4 July 2017, the European Commission confirmed that unannounced inspections had taken place at the premises of companies active in motor insurance in the …...

June 15, 2017

CCPC publishes Mortgages Options Paper

‘Options for Ireland’s Mortgage Market’ outlines considerations for developing a competitive and stable mortgage market...

June 12, 2017

Dublin car trader handed six month suspended sentence following investigation and prosecution by CCPC

Suspended sentence handed down to Mr. Timmy Keane for an offence related to the sale of a vehicle to a consumer with a false …...

May 31, 2017

Cartel convicted following CCPC investigation

Central Criminal Court imposes three-month suspended sentence and a fine of €7,500 on Brendan Smith. Brendan Smith disqualified from acting as a company director …...

May 29, 2017

CRH plc, Irish Cement Limited and Seamus Lynch v The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

CCPC Statement The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) notes the judgments delivered on 29 May 2017 by the Supreme Court in CRH plc, …...

April 10, 2017

CCPC launches new enforcement measures targeting Ireland’s motor trade sector

Motor traders warned that the CCPC will be conducting unannounced inspections of car dealers across Ireland Misleading consumers in the sale of clocked or …...

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