2018 News Archive

December 20, 2018

Merger Notifications – New Thresholds

Notification forms and other notification documents can be submitted in hard copy to: Competition Enforcement and Mergers Division, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Bloom …...

December 20, 2018

CCPC requires sale of facility to secure approval for Enva/Rilta merger

Enva also subject to behavioural remedy in relation to the supply of services The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared, subject to …...

December 19, 2018

CCPC warns of the dangers of unsafe toys following product safety inspections

The CCPC is warning retailers and shoppers about the dangers of unsafe products, particularly toys, this Christmas. The warning follows unannounced inspections of the Henry Street Christmas market in Dublin,...

December 10, 2018

New Geo-blocking Regulation commences

Consumers can no longer be restricted from accessing websites based on their location Consumers will be able to compare and avail of products and …...

December 6, 2018

CCPC publishes financial well-being research

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today published details of the first financial well-being study conducted in Ireland. The research examines the behaviours and circumstances that influence financial...

November 29, 2018

CCPC examines potential anti-competitive conduct by the Restaurants Association of Ireland

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has commenced a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI). …...

November 7, 2018

Consultation on simplified merger procedure for the review of certain mergers and acquisitions

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) invites submissions to a public consultation which is seeking views on simplifying the procedures used to review …...

November 1, 2018

Campaign launched to help businesses who sell online

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) publishes new guide to help businesses understand their obligations under the Consumer Rights Directive. Campaign follows research …...

October 17, 2018

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food & the Marine: CCPC Opening Statement by Isolde Goggin

I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to speak to you today about the proposed Directive of the European Parliament and …...

October 12, 2018

Revised Merger Notification Thresholds

Following a public consultation reviewing certain provisions of the Competition Act 2002, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has issued a Ministerial Order …...

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