2020 News Archive

May 1, 2020

Guidance for business on PPE for consumer use during COVID-19 Crisis

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and the Irish PPE Regulation (S.I. 136/2018) (the PPE Regulations) set out the essential requirements which must be met before personal protective equipment (PPE) products can be...

April 22, 2020

Fraud Prevention Month #COVID19EMERGENCY

Every year the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network holds Fraud Prevention Month.  This year the theme centres on the impact of the Coronavirus. COVID-19 has had a significant effect...

April 20, 2020

CCPC urges consumer caution of ‘donation claims’ when shopping for personal protective products online

Follows increasing number of online traders claiming product donations to healthcare providers which is not a guarantee of standards or suitability The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is advising...

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Business Reminder – Payment Methods

A number of businesses including restaurants and fast food outlets may have changed, or are considering changing, their business models, including how they take payments from consumers in response to...

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 European Competition Law Joint Statement

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is a member of the European Competition Network (ECN). This is a network of 27 competition authorities within the European Union and the...

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 – CCPC Reminds Businesses that Consumer Protection Law Requirements Remain

The CCPC is responsible for enforcing competition and consumer protection legislation. In the current circumstances, there is a high demand for health products, such as hand sanitiser and surgical masks....

March 23, 2020

Consumer warning about whatadeal.ie

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today issued a warning to consumers in relation to a website that is selling to consumers in Ireland called whatadeal.ie. The CCPC...

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Merger Notification Process

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is aware that this is a particularly challenging time for all citizens and businesses in the State. In line with Government recommendations and...

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