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# ccpc - Thursday 17 September, 2020

# ccpc - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices

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'

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

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

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 reappears amid ongoing investigation Exclusive

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

# ccpc - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer

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

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

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

# ccpc - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping

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

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

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

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

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)

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

And win a €50 One4All voucher in the process.

# ccpc - Friday 4 January, 2019

Competition watchdog launches investigation into MCD Productions sale

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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