Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014

Establishment of Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

9. (1) There shall stand established on the establishment day, a body which shall be known, in the Irish language, as An Coimisiún um Iomaíocht agus Cosaint Tomhaltóirí or, in the English language, as the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (in this Act referred to as the “Commission”), to perform the functions conferred on it by this Act.

(2) The Commission shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal and shall have power to sue, and may be sued, in its corporate name, and shall, with the consent of the Minister given with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, have power to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land, and shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(3) The seal of the Commission shall be authenticated by—

(a) the signatures of 2 members of the Commission, or

(b) the signatures of both a member and a member of the staff of the Commission, authorised by the Commission to act in that behalf.

(4) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Commission and any document purporting to be an instrument made by, and to be sealed with the seal of, the Commission shall, unless the contrary is shown, be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without further proof.

(5) Subject to this Act, the Act of 2002 and the Act of 2007 the Commission shall be independent in the performance of its functions.