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May 23, 2022

Getting your garden summer ready?

After a wet and wild spring, many people will be looking forward to spending some sunny evenings in their gardens! If you’re thinking about revamping your garden this summer, there...

May 19, 2022

Emergency Product Recall: Mushroom baby teether poses high-risk of suffocation

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is alerting consumers to an emergency measure product recall notice by Amazon, relating to the ‘Mushroom Teether Toys for Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Infants,...

May 16, 2022

Help! My wedding venue has cancelled on me

With wedding season in full swing, many couples are breathing a sigh of relief that they no longer have to worry about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions. However, there are...

May 12, 2022

Breaking up with your bank?

Break ups are never easy – even when it comes to your bank. You may want to switch your current account because your fees are too high, you are unhappy...

May 4, 2022

Prepare for the unexpected with a savings buffer

A study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) found that 6 in 10 people face unexpected expenses each year. The CCPC has partnered with the ESRI to carry...

April 29, 2022

FAQ Friday: I’ve lost track of my credit card spending – how can I clear my debt?

On the last Friday of the month, we answer one of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from consumers who contact us with their queries. This month, we take a...

April 27, 2022

Misleading advertising – how does this affect you?

When you buy goods and services online or in a shop, you are protected by law. Misleading advertising is when businesses give false information or leave out important information. Misleading...

April 25, 2022

CCPC issues warning to consumers about potential pyramid scheme targeting the African Community

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is warning consumers not to engage with a potential pyramid promotional scheme that is circulating within the African community in Ireland via social...