Updated to 22 July 2020 (Act No. 4 of 2020 and S.I. No. 262 of 2020)

Competition Act 1991
No. 24 of 1991

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-6(1), (2)(a) 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 3
S. 6(2)(b) 2 November 1992 Competition Act 1991 (Section 6 (2) (B)) (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 299 of 1992), art. 3
S. 6(3)-(8) 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 3
Ss. 7-21 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 3
S. 22 in so far as it provides for the repeal of Restrictive Practices (Groceries) Order, 1987 ( S.I. No. 142 of 1987 ), and  for the purposes only of that Order, the following sections of the Act of 1972, as amended by the Act of 1987, ss. 1, 8 (2), 13(2), 14(1)(b), 14(3), 14(4), 15, 19, 20, 22-24 and 27 and paragraphs, 3, 6, 7, 8 of the Second Sch. and s.6 of the Act of 1987. Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 2
S. 22 except in so far as it provides for the repeal of Restrictive Practices (Groceries) Order, 1987 ( S.I. No. 142 of 1987 ), and for the purposes only of that Order, the following sections of the Act of 1972, as amended by the Act of 1987, ss. 1, 8 (2), 13(2), 14(1)(b), 14(3), 14(4), 15, 19, 20, 22-24 and 27 and paragraphs, 3, 6, 7, 8 of the Second Schedule, and s.6 of the Act of 1987. 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 4
Ss. 23, 24 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 3
Sch. 1 October 1991 Competition Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 249 of 1991), art. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Repealed with savings 14/2002, ss. 2, 29(1), 48(d), 55, schedule 2
Authority continued 14/2002, ss. 2, 29(1)
Ss. 4, 7, rstrct. prosp., transit. period. 14/2002, ss. 2, 48(d), 55, schedule 2, paras. 3(1), 3(2)
S. 4 notice prescribed S.I. No. 76 of 1992, reg. 1(2)
Pt. 2 (ss. 4-9) declaratory provn. 19/1996, s. 12(1)(a)
S. 4 amended S. I. No. 293 of 1993, arts. 2(1), 2(2)
S. 4(4) substituted 19/1996, s. 5
S.5 (1), penalty for contravention of. 19/1996, s. 2(7)
S. 6(1) substituted 19/1996, s. 7(a)
S. 6(4) amended 19/1996, s. 7(b)
S. 6(4A) inserted 19/1996, s. 7(c)
S. 6(5)(a) amended 19/1996, s. 7(d)
S. 6(7) amended 19/1996, s. 6
S. 7 fee prescribed S.I. No. 379 of 1996, regs. 1(2), 2
  S.I. No. 250 of 1991, regs. 1(b), 2
S. 7 amended S. I. No. 293 of 1993, art. 2(1)
S. 11 substituted 19/1996, s. 8
S. 14 constr. of refs. amended 19/1996, s. 2(10)
S. 14 penalty for contravention of 19/1996, s. 2(7)
S. 14(7) substituted 19/1996, s. 11(2)(a)
Ss. 20, 21 amended 19/1996, s. 11(1)(b)
Ss. 21(4), 21(5) inserted 19/1996, s. 11(c)
Sch., para. 1(1A) inserted 19/1996, s. 9
Sch., para. 2(5) amended 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, schedule 2, pt. 1
Sch., para. 5 saved 14/2002, ss. 2, 44(7)
Sch., para. 5 continuation of scheme under 14/2002, ss. 2, 44(7)
Sch., para. 7 procedure to summon witness prescribed S. I. No. 137 of 1999, regs. 1(2), 2-6
Sch., para. 9 saver from disclosure 13/1997, ss. 1(2), 1(3), 32, schedule 3

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 7(4) Competition (Notification Fee) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 379 of 1996)
S. 23 Competition (Notification Fee) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 379 of 1996)
  Competition Act 1991 (Notice of Licences and Certificates) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 293 of 1993)
  Competition Act, 1991 (Notice of Licences and Certificates) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 76 of 1992)
  Competition (Notification Fee) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 250 of 1991)
S. 23(1) Competition Authority (Witness Summons) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 137 of 1999)