Updated to 26 November 2019 (Act No. 38 of 2019 and S.I. No. 591 of 2019)

Competition Act 2002
No. 14 of 2002

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(a)
S. 4(1)-(7) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 4(8) 1 January 2003 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 4(a)
S. 4(9), (10) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 5(1), (2) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 5(3) 1 January 2003 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 4(a)
S. 6(1)-(3) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 6(4)(a),(b) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 6(4)(c) 1 May 2004 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 196 of 2004), art. 2
S. 6(5)-(7) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
Ss. 7-9 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
S. 10 3 October 2011 Competition Act 2002 (Section 10) (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 491 of 2011), art. 2
Ss. 11-15 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(b)
Ss. 16-28 1 January 2003 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 4(b)
Ss. 29-47 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(c)
S. 48(a) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(d)
S. 48(b) 1 January 2003 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 4(c)
S. 48(c)-(e) 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(d)
Ss. 49-55 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(d)
Sch. 1 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(e)
Sch. 2, paragraphs 1-3 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(e)
Sch. 2, paragraph 4 1 January 2003 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 4(d)
Sch. 2, paragraph 5 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(e)
Sch. 3 1 July 2002 Competition Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 199 of 2002), art. 3(e)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 16
Powers of authorised officers specified 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 37
Restricted 34/2017, ss. 1(2), 42(13)
  5/2009, s. 9(10)
  18/2008, s. 7(2)
S. 3(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 47(a)-(f)
  22/2007, ss. 1(2), 22 (a), (c),(d).
S. 3(1) repealed in part 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 22(b).
S. 3 constr. references 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 8, 39
Pt. 2 (ss. 4-15) non-application of S.I. No 289 of 2015, regs. 1(2), (3), 197
  23/2014, ss. 1(3), 44(1)
  27/2011, ss. 1(3), 96
  36/2010, ss. 1(2), 54
  34/2009, ss. 1(2), 215(1)
  1/2009, s. 15(1)
Pt. 2 (ss. 4-15) finding of res judicata 18/2012, ss. 8, 10(2)
S. 4(1) applied S.I. No. 282 of 2006, regs. 3, 11(2)(c)(i), 11(3)(c)(i)
S. 4(3) substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 23(a).
S. 4(4) amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 23(b).
S. 4(8) applied with modifications 18/2008, s. 7(15)
S. 5(1) applied S.I. No. 282 of 2006, regs. 3, 11(2)(c)(ii), 11(3)(c)(ii)
S. 5(3) applied with modifications 18/2008, s. 7(15)
S. 6 offences prescribed for the purposes of s. 839(1)(a) of the Companies Act 2014 S.I. No. 147 of 2016, reg. 3
S. 6 amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 24
S. 6(7) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 48
S. 7 offences prescribed for the purposes of s. 839(1)(a) of the Companies Act 2014 S.I. No. 147 of 2016, reg. 3
S. 8(1)(a) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(a), 10(2)
S. 8(1)(b) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(b), 10(2)
S. 8(2)(a) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(c), 10(2)
S. 8(2)(b) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(d), 10(2)
S. 8(3)(a)(i) substituted 18/2012, ss. 2(e)(i), 10(2)
S. 8(3)(a)(ii)(I) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(e)(ii), 10(2)
S. 8(3)(b)(i) substituted 18/2012, ss. 2(f)(i), 10(2)
S. 8(3)(b)(ii) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(f)(ii), 10(2)
S. 8(4) amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 25(a)(i) and (ii)
S. 8(5) amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 25(b).
S. 8(9) amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 25(b).
S. 8(10) amended 18/2012, ss. 2(g), 10(2)
S. 8(11A) inserted 18/2012, ss. 2(h), 10(2)
S. 8(11B) repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(a)
S. 8(11B) inserted 18/2012, ss. 2(h), 10(2)
S. 8(11C) repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(a)
S. 8(11C) inserted 18/2012, ss. 2(h), 10(2)
S. 12 amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 49
S. 13(3)(b) substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 26
S. 14 amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 27
S. 14(1) amended 18/2012, ss. 3(a), 10(2)
S. 14(2) deleted 18/2012, ss. 3(b), 10(2)
S. 14(3) amended 18/2012, ss. 3(c), 10(2)
S. 14(4) amended S.I. No. 43 of 2017, regs. 1(2), 2(4)(a)
S. 14(5) amended 18/2012, ss. 3(d), 10(2)
S. 14(5)(a) amended 18/2012, ss. 3(e), 10(2)
S. 14(5)(b) amended S.I. No. 43 of 2017, regs. 1(2), 2(4)(b)
S. 14(6) deleted 18/2012, ss. 3(f), 10(2)
S. 14(7) substituted 18/2012, ss. 3(g), 10(2)
S. 14(8) amended 18/2012, ss. 3(h), 10(2)
S. 14(10) inserted 18/2012, ss. 3(i), 10(2)
S. 14A inserted 18/2012, ss. 4, 10(2)
S. 14A(5A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 50
S. 14B inserted 18/2012, ss. 5, 10(2)
S. 14B(1)(a) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 51(a)
S. 14B(11) deleted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 51(b)
Pt. 2A (ss. 15A-15C) inserted 4/2006, ss. 1, 6(3)
Part 2B (ss. 15D-15F) inserted 12/2017, ss. 2, 4(3), 4(4)
S. 15C(3) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 52(a)
S. 15C(3A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 52(b)
S. 15C(4) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 52(c)
S. 15C(5) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 52(d)
Pt. 3 (ss. 16-28) applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 10(2)(c)(i)
Pt. 3 (ss. 16-28) applied with modifications 18/2008, s. 7(16), (17)
Pt. 3 (ss. 16-28) non-application of S.I. No 289 of 2015, regs. 1(2), (3), 197
  23/2014, ss. 1(3), 44(1)
  27/2011, ss. 1(3), 96
  36/2010, ss. 1(2), 54
  34/2009, ss. 1(2), 215(1)
  1/2009, s. 15(1)
S. 16 applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 16(1)
S. 16(1)(b) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 53(a)(i)
S. 16(1)(c) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 53(a)(ii)
S. 16(4) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 53(b)
S. 16(8A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 53(c)
S. 17 substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 54
S. 18(1) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(a)
S. 18(1)(a) applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 16(1)
S. 18(1)(a)(i) amended S.I. No. 388 of 2018, arts. 2, 3(a)
S. 18(1)(a)(ii) amended S.I. No. 388 of 2018, arts. 2, 3(b)
S. 18(1)(b) applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 16(1)
S. 18(1)(b) classes of merger or acquisition specified for the purposes of S.I. No. 122 of 2007, arts. 2, 4
  S.I. No. 622 of 2002, arts. 2, 4
S. 18(1A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(a)
S. 18(2)(c)(i) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(b)
S. 18(3) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(c)
S. 18(3) applied S.I. No. 157 of 2008, reg. 16(1)
S. 18(4) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(d)
  18/2008, s. 7(18)
S. 18(8) fees prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 623 of 2002, regs. 2, 3
S. 18(9) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(e)
S. 18(10) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(f)
S. 18(12) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(g)
S. 18(12A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(h)
S. 18(13) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(i)
  18/2008, s. 7(18)
  22/2007, ss. 1(2), 28(a)
S. 18(14) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 55(j)
  22/2007, ss. 1(2), 28(a) and (b)
S. 19(1)(d) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(a)
S. 19(5) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(b)
S. 19(6)(a) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(c)(i)
S. 19(6)(aa) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(c)(i)
S. 19(6)(b) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(c)(ii)
S. 19(7) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 56(d)
S. 20(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 57(a)
S. 20(2A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 57(b)
S. 20(2B) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 57(b)
S. 21(2)-(4) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 58
S. 22(4)(a) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 59(a)(i)
S. 22(4)(b) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 59(a)(ii)
S. 22(4A) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 59(b)
S. 22(4B) amended 36/2014, s. 4(1)(a), (2)
S. 22(4B) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 59(b)
S. 23 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 7(1)(b)
S. 24(2) deleted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(a)
S. 24(3)(b) substituted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(b)
S. 24(7)(b) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(c)(i)
S. 24(7)(c) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(c)(ii)
S. 24(7)(d) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(c)(iii)
S. 24(8) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 60(d)
S. 25 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 7(1)(b)
S. 26(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 61(a)
S. 26(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 61(b)
S. 26(3) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 61(c)
S. 26(4) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 61(d)
S. 26(10) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 61(e)
S. 27(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 62
S. 28 amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 63
Pt. 3 (ss. 28A - 28O) inserted 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 74
S. 28B(2)(b) substituted 36/2014, s. 4(1)(b), (2)
S. 28E(13)(b) amended 36/2014, s. 4(1)(c)
Pt. 4 (ss. 29-47) repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 29 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 30 repealed with saver 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c), 45
S. 30(4)(b) amended 18/2012, ss. 6, 10(2)
  4/2006, ss. 2, 6(3)
Ss. 31-34 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 34 applied 32/2004, ss. 20, 21 (2)
S. 34(13) inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 29
S. 35 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 35(2A) inserted 12/2010, s. 2(a)
S. 35(4) substituted 12/2010, s. 2(b)
S. 35(5) substituted 12/2010, s. 2(c)
S. 35(6A) inserted 12/2010, s. 2(d)
S. 35(6B) inserted 12/2010, s. 2(d)
S. 35(7A) inserted 12/2010, s. 2(e)
Ss. 38-43 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 43(1) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 43(2) transfer of certain functions under 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 44 repealed with saver for 44(7) 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c), 29(11), (12)
S. 45 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 45(6) repealed with savings 12/2005, ss. 2 (1), 76 (1) (3)
S. 45(7) amended 18/2012, ss. 7(1)(a), (2), 10(2)
  12/2005, ss. 2 (1), 76 (2)
S. 45(13)(a) amended 18/2012, ss. 7(1)(b), 10(2)
  4/2006, ss. 3, 6(3)
Ss. 45-47 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(c)
S. 47 substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 30
S. 47(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 64
S. 47A amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 65
S. 47A inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47B(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 66(a)
S. 47B(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 66(b)
S. 47B inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47C amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 67
S. 47C inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47D inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47D(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 68(a)
S. 47D(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 68(b)
S. 47E inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47E(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 69(a)
S. 47E(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 69(b)
S. 47E(3) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 69(c)
S. 47F amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 70
S. 47F inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47G inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 31
S. 47G(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(a)
S. 47G(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(b)
S. 47G(3) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(c)
S. 47G(4) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(d)
S. 47G(6) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(e)
S. 47G(8) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(f)
S. 47G(9) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 71(g)
S. 49 repealed 4/2006, ss. 5(1), 6(3)
S. 50(1) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 72(a)
S. 50(2A) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), schedule 4 pt. 1 item 4(a)
S. 50(3) provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(1), schedule 5 pt. 1 item 11
S. 50(3) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 72(b)
S. 50(3A) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), schedule 4 pt. 1 item 4(b)
S. 50(5A) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), schedule 4 pt. 1 item 4(c)
S. 52(2) amended 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 6, 73
Sch. 1 repealed 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 7(1)(d)
Sch. 1 amended S.I. No. 72 of 2011, art. 2
  S.I. No. 555 of 2009, art. 2
  22/2007, ss. 1(2), 32(a), 32(b)(i) and (ii)
  19/2007, ss. 1(2), 40(1) and sch. 3, pt. 1
  S.I. No 127 of 2005, art. 3
  S.I. No 130 of 2003, art. 3
Sch. 3 references construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
Sch. 3, para. 1 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7) sch. 2 pt. 1 item 16
Sch. 3, paras. 2-3 amended 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 17
Sch. 3, para. 4 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7) sch. 2 pt. 1 item 16
Sch. 3, para. 5 substituted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 17
Sch. 3, para. 5 relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 1 item 17
Sch. 3, para. 6 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7) sch. 2 pt. 1 item 16
Sch. 3, para. 6A inserted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 17
Sch. 3, para. 6A relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 2 item 17
Sch. 4 inserted 12/2017, ss. 4(3), 4(4), 3, schedule 1

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 18(5) Competition Act 2002 (Section 18 (5) and (6)) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 122 of 2007)
  Competition Act 2002 (Section 18 (5)) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 622 of 2002)
S. 18(6) Competition Act 2002 (Section 18 (5) and (6)) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 122 of 2007)
S. 18(8) Competition Act 2002 (Notification Fee Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 623 of 2002)
S. 27(1) Competition Act 2002 (Section 27) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 388 of 2018)
S. 34(11) Competition Act 2002 (Section 34(11)) (National Transport Authority) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 72 of 2011)
  Competition Act 2002 (Section 34(11)) (Commission for Taxi Regulation) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 555 of 2009)
  Competition Act 2002 (Section 34(11)(Health Insurance Authority) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 127 of 2005)
  Competition Act 2002 (Section 34(11))(Director of Consumer Affairs) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 130 of 2003)