CCPC takes 62 enforcement actions against businesses in 2015

February 9, 2016

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has published its Consumer Protection List for 2015. It details the 62 enforcement actions taken against a range of businesses, for breaches of consumer protection legislation. The breaches occurred across a number of sectors and included:

  • 29 Compliance Notices issued to businesses that were found to be in breach of consumer protection legislation.
  • 33 Fixed Payment Notices (fines) issued to traders found to be in breach of price display legislation.
  • €5,000 in fines and compensation orders to Mr Brian Fassnidge following his conviction in 2014 for supplying a dangerous vehicle and providing misleading information to consumers who were buying cars. This was in addition to €10,000 in costs and €17,200 in repayments to affected consumers as ordered by the court. The total cost amounting to €32,000.

Our focus is to put a stop to practices which cause harm and financial loss to you – the consumer. In 2015, we inspected 111 premises across the country to check that businesses were complying with price display legislation. Where businesses were found to be in breach, we took action to ensure compliance.

Tell us about businesses you see misleading consumers

You play a very important role in helping us to identify businesses that may be in breach of consumer law through the information you provide to our consumer helpline and website. You can contact us here or through our helpline (1890 432 432).  Remember, telling us about your experience may help us to take enforcement action in the future.

The full Consumer Protection List, which includes the names of traders and breaches is available here.

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