2020 News Archive

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 13, 2020

COVID-19 CCPC Operations

UPDATED: 18 March 2020 In line with Government recommendations and in the interests of staff welfare most of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s (CCPC) operations are being delivered by...

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Consumer Rights FAQs

UPDATED: 18 March 2020 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is continually changing and you may have questions about your rights as a consumer. Our Q&A covers the most frequently asked questions...

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