Updated to 7 May 2024 (Act No. 12 of 2024 and S.I. No. 200 of 2024)

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Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 7 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3
S. 8 1 August 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 2
Ss. 9 - 46 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3
Ss. 47 - 73 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3
S. 74 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 401 of 2014), art. 2
Ss. 75 - 82 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3
Ss. 83 - 86 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3
Ss. 87 - 91 31 October 2014 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 366 of 2014), art. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act, Parts 3, 4, included in collectively cited Competition Acts s. 1(2)
Act, Parts 5, 6, included in collectively cited Consumer Protection Acts s. 1(3)
Act, s. 89, included in collectively cited Communications (Retention of Data) Acts s. 1(4)
S. 2 amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 24
S. 10(1) applied with modifications European Union (Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 256 of 2020), reg. 7(3)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 14 of 2020), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  Hallmarking Act 1981 (18/1981), s. 16C(4), as inserted by Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019 (2/2019), ss. 9, 17(2)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 691 of 2019), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  European Union (Unjustified Geoblocking of Consumers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 513 of 2018), regs. 1(2), (3) 9(3)
  European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 500 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 8(3)
  European Union (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 343 of 2015), reg. 22(3)
S. 10(1)(c) references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(b)
S. 10(1)(c) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 25(a)
S. 10(1)(d), (e), 24, 35, 36 references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(a)
S. 10(1)(e) Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(a)
S. 10(6) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 25(b)
S. 10(7)(ca) inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 25(c)
S. 12(13) amended Consumer Rights Act 2022 (37/2022), ss. 1(2), 174
S. 13 application extended European Union (Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels) regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 126 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 17
  European Union (Low Voltage Electrical Equipment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 345 of 2016), reg. 24(4), as substituted by European Union (Low Voltage Electrical Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 14 of 2022), reg. 7
  European Communities (Safety of Toys) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 14 of 2011), reg. 46, as substituted by European Communities (Safety of Toys) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 15 of 2022), reg. 8
S. 18(1) references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(c)
S. 18(4) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 26
s. 19 references to the Financial Services Ombudsman, the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman or the Pensions Ombudsman shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman 22/2017, s. 29(3)
S. 19(10) references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(2), (4)
S. 20(5) inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 27
S. 24 applied with modifications European Union (Contestable and Fair Markets in the Digital Sector) Regulations 2024 (S.I. No. 117 of 2024), reg. 5
  European Union (Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 256 of 2020), reg. 7(3)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 14 of 2020), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  Hallmarking Act 1981 (18/1981), s. 16C(4), as inserted by Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019 (2/2019), ss. 9, 17(2)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 691 of 2019), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  European Union (Unjustified Geoblocking of Consumers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 513 of 2018), regs. 1(2), (3) 9(3)
  European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 500 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 8(3)
  European Union (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 343 of 2015), reg. 22(3)
S. 24 references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(a)
S. 24 references to the Financial Services Ombudsman, the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman or the Pensions Ombudsman shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman 22/2017, s. 29(3)
S. 24(1) amended Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 82
S. 24(1) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 28
S. 24(1)(k) references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(2), (4)
S. 25 applied with modifications European Union (Contestable and Fair Markets in the Digital Sector) Regulations 2024 (S.I. No. 117 of 2024), reg. 5
S. 25(1), (2) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 29(a)
S. 25(4)(a) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 29(c)
S. 25(4)(b) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 29(b)
S. 25(5) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 29(c)
S. 25(6), (7) inserted Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 29(d)
S. 25A inserted Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 83
S. 27 substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 30
S. 33 amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 31(a)
S. 33(5) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 31(b)
S. 34 amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 32
S. 35 applied with modifications European Union (Contestable and Fair Markets in the Digital Sector) Regulations 2024 (S.I. No. 117 of 2024), reg. 5
  European Union (Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 256 of 2020), reg. 7(3)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 14 of 2020), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  Hallmarking Act 1981 (18/1981), s. 16C(4), as inserted by Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019 (2/2019), ss. 9, 17(2)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 691 of 2019), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  European Union (Unjustified Geoblocking of Consumers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 513 of 2018), regs. 1(2), (3) 9(3)
  European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 500 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 8(3)
  European Union (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 343 of 2015), reg. 22(3)
S. 35 references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(a)
S. 36 references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(a)
S. 36 applied with modifications European Union (Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 256 of 2020), regs. 1(2), 7(3)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 14 of 2020), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  Hallmarking Act 1981 (18/1981), s. 16C(4), as inserted by Hallmarking (Amendment) Act 2019 (2/2019), ss. 9, 17(2)
  European Union (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 691 of 2019), regs. 1(2), 10(1)
  European Union (Unjustified Geoblocking of Consumers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 513 of 2018), regs. 1(2), (3) 9(3)
  European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 500 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 8(3)
  European Union (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 343 of 2015), reg. 22(3)
S. 36(4) references construed Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 46(d)
S. 37(1) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(a)
S. 37(2)(a) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(b)(i)
S. 37(2)(i) inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(b)(iv)
S. 37(2)(c) substituted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(b)(ii)
S. 37(2)(g) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(b)(iii)
S. 37(2)(h) inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(b)(iv)
S. 37(3) amended with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(c)(i)
  Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(c)(ii)
S. 37(3A) inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 33(d)
S. 37A inserted with transitional provisions Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 (12/2022), ss. 1(3), 3, 34
S. 42 amended Digital Services Act 2024 (2/2024), ss. 1(2), 84

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 8 Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Establishment Day) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 367 of 2014)
S. 29 Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Staff Superannuation Scheme 2016 (S.I. No. 593 of 2016)