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# ccpc - Thursday 21 January, 2021

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app
# Banking
# Banking

CCPC rejects plans by four Irish banks to set up an industry-wide quick payment app

Jan 21st 2021, 8:08 PM 29,588 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC was notified of the proposal from AIB, BOI, KBC and Permanent TSB earlier this month.

# ccpc - Monday 30 November, 2020

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator
# Gigs
# Gigs

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,160 Views 0 Comments

Ticketmaster denied breaching competition law arising from the CCPC’s investigation but has agreed to a number of measures.

# ccpc - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe

Nov 26th 2020, 9:24 AM 14,106 Views 0 Comments

In 2017, the CCPC began an investigation in relation to the ticket sales and the operation of ticketing services for live events.

# ccpc - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents
# Toy Safety
# Toy Safety

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents

Nov 24th 2020, 10:14 AM 34,098 Views 21 Comments

Over 51,000 toys have been destroyed by the CCPC in the last few years.

# ccpc - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'

Sep 17th 2020, 1:41 PM 27,945 Views 64 Comments

The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.

# ccpc - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices
# Consumers
# Consumers

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices

Jul 1st 2020, 8:22 AM 11,890 Views 16 Comments

The CCPC has also reminded businesses they have additional responsibilities under consumer protection law when setting new or additional fees.

# ccpc - Monday 23 March, 2020

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:47 PM 61,469 Views 58 Comments

The CCPC says it is monitoring products for sale online.

# ccpc - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Parents urged to throw out choking hazard baby teethers sold through AliExpress
# Teething Problems
# Teething Problems

Parents urged to throw out choking hazard baby teethers sold through AliExpress

Mar 21st 2020, 1:29 PM 29,965 Views 18 Comments

The risk arises from small parts detaching.

# ccpc - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
# Fire Risk
# Fire Risk

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 35,780 Views 30 Comments

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

# ccpc - Saturday 18 January, 2020

More customers left out-of-pocket after Click.ie reappears amid ongoing investigation
# Warning
# Warning

More customers left out-of-pocket after Click.ie reappears amid ongoing investigation

Jan 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,226 Views 26 Comments

A consumer watchdog said it is taking customers’ allegations “very seriously”.

# ccpc - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,212 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

# ccpc - Friday 29 November, 2019

Black Friday shoppers warned to be aware of their rights as watchdog expects surge in requests for help
# Shopping
# Shopping

Black Friday shoppers warned to be aware of their rights as watchdog expects surge in requests for help

Nov 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 5,323 Views 6 Comments

It is expected that around €250m will be spent by Irish shoppers today.

# ccpc - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies
# Dual-pricing
# Dual-pricing

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies

Nov 21st 2019, 6:45 AM 16,442 Views 10 Comments

Customers are experiencing successive price increases, according to the CCPC.

# ccpc - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping
# Refunds
# Refunds

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,388 Views 18 Comments

One of the main rights consumers have when they buy online from an EU-based retailer is to return an item and receive a refund.

# ccpc - Friday 23 August, 2019

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold
# Hoverboards
# Hoverboards

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,205 Views 8 Comments

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

# ccpc - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance
# HIGH PREMIUMS
# HIGH PREMIUMS

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

Aug 15th 2019, 10:49 AM 10,281 Views 28 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

# ccpc - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

May 7th 2019, 8:59 AM 19,198 Views 4 Comments

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# ccpc - Monday 8 April, 2019

Smyths Toys issue recall of toy doll due to level of phthalates the products contain
# Recall
# Recall

Smyths Toys issue recall of toy doll due to level of phthalates the products contain

Apr 8th 2019, 3:52 PM 22,204 Views 11 Comments

Around 1,260 of the dolls have been sold in the Republic of Ireland.

# ccpc - Thursday 10 January, 2019

House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones)
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

House of Fraser won't be honouring or reissuing Irish gift cards (but it is reissuing British ones)

Jan 10th 2019, 6:05 AM 58,007 Views 37 Comments

This is despite House of Fraser saying in August that gift cards could be replaced with the full value being honoured.

# ccpc - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Need to return a Christmas gift? Here's your chance to ask an expert about it
# Ccpc Returns
# Ccpc Returns

Need to return a Christmas gift? Here's your chance to ask an expert about it

Jan 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 9,952 Views 5 Comments

And win a €50 One4All voucher in the process.

# ccpc - Friday 4 January, 2019

Competition watchdog launches investigation into MCD Productions sale
# Investigation
# Investigation

Competition watchdog launches investigation into MCD Productions sale

Jan 4th 2019, 10:30 AM 23,180 Views 8 Comments

Last August, it was announced that MCD Productions was to be sold to UK firm LNGaiety.

# ccpc - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign
# CCPC
# CCPC

Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign

Nov 29th 2018, 12:58 PM 25,772 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC said it had launched a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the RAI.

# ccpc - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Lots of us often shop online but most don't know our rights - so, what should we know?
# Ccpc Shopping
# Ccpc Shopping

Lots of us often shop online but most don't know our rights - so, what should we know?

Nov 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 6,394 Views 1 Comment

Áine Carroll of CCPC answers your queries about online shopping.

# ccpc - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Got a question about your online shopping rights this Black Friday? We'll put it to an expert
# Ccpc Shopping
# Ccpc Shopping

Got a question about your online shopping rights this Black Friday? We'll put it to an expert

Nov 7th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,312 Views 23 Comments

Plus the chance to win a €50 One4All voucher.

# ccpc - Monday 15 October, 2018

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today
# Switched On
# Switched On

Is switching my mortgage worth the hassle? We put your questions to a consumer expert earlier today

Oct 15th 2018, 5:50 PM 26,414 Views 27 Comments

Áine Carroll of the CCPC joined us live on Facebook.

# ccpc - Friday 28 September, 2018

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market

Sep 28th 2018, 7:48 AM 12,157 Views 42 Comments

The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.

# ccpc - Sunday 2 September, 2018

A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained
# Crunching Numbers
# Crunching Numbers

A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:30 PM 34,528 Views 55 Comments

One third of car purchases are financed through PCP contracts. Here’s how they work.

# ccpc - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Poll: Should restaurants bring in penalties for ‘no-shows’?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should restaurants bring in penalties for ‘no-shows’?

Aug 12th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,260 Views 73 Comments

A restaurant industry campaign to levy a deposit charge on customers who book tables and then fail to show up was recently shut down by the CCPC.

# ccpc - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Competition watchdog to further investigate mooted Irish Times takeover of Irish Examiner
# CCPC
# CCPC

Competition watchdog to further investigate mooted Irish Times takeover of Irish Examiner

Mar 22nd 2018, 10:23 PM 9,790 Views 22 Comments

The investigating team has until 1 August to deliver its decision.

# ccpc - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Aldi Ireland recalls mini fryers due to electrical fault
# Overheat Risk
# Overheat Risk

Aldi Ireland recalls mini fryers due to electrical fault

Mar 21st 2018, 11:43 AM 12,920 Views 13 Comments

Over 4,000 of the appliances were sold in Ireland.

# ccpc - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Competition officials are virtually powerless to police a €700m car loan market
# CCPC
# CCPC

Competition officials are virtually powerless to police a €700m car loan market

Feb 1st 2018, 5:36 PM 2,438 Views 6 Comments

The UK is worried about sub-prime lending in the industry, so Ireland is taking a closer look.

# ccpc - Thursday 26 January, 2017

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
# Touting
# Touting

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry

Jan 26th 2017, 2:11 PM 10,060 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

# ccpc - Friday 20 January, 2017

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps

Jan 20th 2017, 2:10 PM 23,120 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.

# ccpc - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms
# Anti-competitive Practices
# Anti-competitive Practices

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms

Sep 13th 2016, 10:29 PM 17,459 Views 46 Comments

The CCPC is investigating possible breaches of competition law, due to industry players openly signalling upcoming increases in premiums.

# ccpc - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Could you be saving money on your mortgage?
# Sponsored By CCPC
# Sponsored By CCPC

Could you be saving money on your mortgage?

Oct 14th 2015, 5:32 PM 25,655 Views 23 Comments

It’s more likely than you think – here’s how.

# ccpc - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland's biggest company is being investigated by the competition watchdog
# Cemented
# Cemented

Ireland's biggest company is being investigated by the competition watchdog

May 18th 2015, 9:57 AM 16,183 Views 29 Comments

The offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement were raided last week.