Notice under Section 14B of the Competition Act 2002

April 28, 2021

In April 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) commenced an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in relation to the sale of household furniture in the State.

Section 14B of the Competition Act 2002, as amended, empowers the CCPC to apply to the High Court to have an agreement that it has reached with an undertaking which it has been investigating made an order of court. The CCPC is required to publish the terms of such an agreement on its website not later than 14 days before making an application to the High Court.

On 14 May 2021 the CCPC will make an application to the High Court for an order pursuant to section 14B(2) of the Competition Act 2002, as amended, in the terms of an agreement dated 15 April 2021 between the CCPC and Chairs Limited which trades under the name “Coach House” in the Republic of Ireland.

A copy of the agreement is available here.

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