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# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

Jan 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 77,156 Views 37 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

BMW Ireland issues voluntary recall of certain 3 Series cars
# Bmw Recall
# Bmw Recall

BMW Ireland issues voluntary recall of certain 3 Series cars

Jun 24th 2020, 3:43 PM 21,098 Views 9 Comments

The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1997 and 2000.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - 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 45,594 Views 26 Comments

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

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - 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.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - 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 10,288 Views 28 Comments

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

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - 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 19,207 Views 4 Comments

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
# Deli Dispute
# Deli Dispute

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 46,254 Views 0 Comments

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Friday 28 September, 2018

Poll: Would you change your waste collection provider?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you change your waste collection provider?

Sep 28th 2018, 9:49 AM 21,987 Views 83 Comments

A report has found that just 15% of people with a choice of waste provider have ever changed who collects their bins.

'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 12,171 Views 42 Comments

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

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Watchdog reminds shoppers their rights don't change for Christmas sales
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Watchdog reminds shoppers their rights don't change for Christmas sales

Dec 25th 2016, 9:15 PM 9,988 Views 7 Comments

If an item is faulty, consumers are still entitled to a repair, replacement or refund, even if it was on sale.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Nearly 34,000 products didn't make it onto the Irish market over safety concerns
# Hoverboards
# Hoverboards

Nearly 34,000 products didn't make it onto the Irish market over safety concerns

Aug 14th 2016, 12:19 PM 16,346 Views 18 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws
# Big Mistakes
# Big Mistakes

Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws

Feb 9th 2016, 3:06 PM 37,319 Views 55 Comments

With 111 nationwide inspections and 62 enforcement actions, 2015 was a busy year for Ireland’s consumer protection watchdog.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Friday 18 December, 2015

Now Tesco has been slapped on the wrist over potentially unsafe hoverboards
# Safety
# Safety

Now Tesco has been slapped on the wrist over potentially unsafe hoverboards

Dec 18th 2015, 5:39 PM 12,511 Views 24 Comments

Safety concerns have been raised over the popular two-wheeled scooters after a number of reports of units catching fire.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Brown Thomas told to stop selling potentially unsafe hoverboards
# Standards
# Standards

Brown Thomas told to stop selling potentially unsafe hoverboards

Dec 17th 2015, 8:10 PM 19,783 Views 28 Comments

After an investigation, three Irish retailers have been directed to stop selling these non-compliant products.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Retailers could face crackdown over dodgy hoverboards
# Fire Risk
# Fire Risk

Retailers could face crackdown over dodgy hoverboards

Dec 16th 2015, 3:25 PM 10,907 Views 24 Comments

The consumer protection watchdog has warned shoppers buying hoverboards to ensure they meet safety standards.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Dublin salesman fined for selling previously crashed cars to customers
# Dodgy Deals
# Dodgy Deals

Dublin salesman fined for selling previously crashed cars to customers

Dec 8th 2015, 8:04 AM 37,239 Views 46 Comments

Compensation orders have been secured for consumers who had been provided with misleading information.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Thursday 26 November, 2015

1,400 hoverboards seized at Dublin Port
# No Go McFly
# No Go McFly

1,400 hoverboards seized at Dublin Port

Nov 26th 2015, 6:44 PM 35,544 Views 36 Comments

Yes, you read that correctly.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Irish customers affected by Volkswagen scandal could be entitled to compensation
# Investigation
# Investigation

Irish customers affected by Volkswagen scandal could be entitled to compensation

Nov 15th 2015, 2:41 PM 32,086 Views 48 Comments

Ireland’s consumer watchdog is looking to establish if Volkswagen breached Irish law.

# competition-and-consumer-protection-commission - Monday 22 June, 2015

Eircom, Meteor, Three and UPC all made one big mistake when signing up customers
# Shady
# Shady

Eircom, Meteor, Three and UPC all made one big mistake when signing up customers

Jun 22nd 2015, 5:20 PM 90,329 Views 89 Comments

Consumers had not been given enough information before they entered into contracts.