The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (the "Act") is the latest in a trend of proliferation of consumer laws. While the new laws on gift vouchers are wide...
Recent European regulations, which came into force on 12 June 2019, have added new substances to the lists of substances prohibited or restricted in cosmetic products.
On January 21 2019, the Irish Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2018 (Act) came into force.
The European Commission (the "Commission") recently referred Ireland to the European Court of Justice (the "Court") ...
Beale & Co
Students returned to education this September after facing huge disruption to teaching in the 2019/20 academic year.
The majority of the provisions of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (the "Act") have been commenced, effective 1 September 2020.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
On 12 July 2020, EU Regulation 2019/1150 (the "P2B Regulation" or the "Regulation") became directly applicable across the EU. This Regulation aims to provide protection for businesses that rely
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Platform to Business Regulation (2019/1150) (‘P2B Regulation') addresses the perceived imbalance between online platform providers and traders, as well as between online search engines ...
As the Irish economy begins to reopen its doors following the Covid-19 lockdown, businesses continue to be subject to a strengthened regulatory framework of consumer protections and additional
The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has introduced The Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (Section 48) (Licensed Moneylenders) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). The Regulations which are applicable...
An overview on businesses facing unprecedented pressure in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, consumer law regulators have acted swiftly to (i) remind businesses that consumer laws continue to apply, ...
This briefing considers certain forthcoming changes to the Central Bank of Ireland's (CBI) Consumer Protection Code (CPC) relevant to insurance brokers and other intermediaries.
DLA Piper UK LLP
On 2 December 2019 Ireland introduced the Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act which sets a minimum five-year expiry period for gift vouchers and prohibits any charge for changing the name on...
The Minister for Finance has announced Government approval to draft legislation to provide that all firms which offer personal contract plan ("PCP"),
The Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") recently published an Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (the "Addendum") to (the "CPC")...
On 25 September 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") published an Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (the "CPC") which introduces new requirements relating to the payment of commission to financial intermediaries.
Following the issuance by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, of a commencement order, the available here (the "Act") has entered into force from 21 January 2019.
The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2018 (the "2018 Act") is effective from 21st January, 2019.
Following further debate in the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament) on 18 December 2018, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Amendment Bill 2018 (the "Bill")
The sale of non-performing loan ("NPL") books by Irish banks has been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny for a number of years due to the perceived impact of the sales of such loan books on underlying borrowers, particularly consumer and small and medium enterprise ("SME") borrowers.