Consumer Protection Act 2007

Enactment Date21 April 2007
Act Number19


Number 19 of 2007


CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 April 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Consumer Protection Act 2007. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Act 2022 (3/2022), enacted 31 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) (Revocation) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 150 of 2022), made 30 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 19 of 2007


CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 April 2022


Introduction

This revision presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Consumer Protection Acts 2007 to 2019: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (38/2019), s. 4(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014), Parts 5 and 6

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (38/2019)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (38/2019)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013)

Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Central Bank Reform Act 2010 (23/2010)

Hallmarking Act 1981 (18/1981)

Central Bank Act 1942 (22/1942)

All Acts up to and including Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Act 2022 (3/2022), enacted 31 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) (Revocation) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 150 of 2022)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 24 of 2022)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 257 of 2021)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 305 of 2020)

European Union (Promoting Fairness and Transparency for Business Users of Online Intermediation Services) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 256 of 2020)

European Union (Cooperation Between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 21 of 2020)

European Union (Cooperation Between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 14 of 2020)

European Union (Cooperation Between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 691 of 2019)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 509 of 2019)

Consumer Protection (Consumer Information) (Articles of Precious Metals) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 442 of 2019)

European Union (Payment Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 255 of 2019)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Section 71(2)) (Dental Council) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 126 of 2019)

European Union (Unjustified Geoblocking of Consumers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 513 of 2018)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 425 of 2018)

European Union (Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 126 of 2018)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 423 of 2017)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 479 of 2016)

European Union (Interchange Fees for Card-based Payment Transactions) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 292 of 2016)

European Union (Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 204 of 2016)

European Union (Consumer Mortgage Credit Agreements) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 142 of 2016)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 35 of 2016)

European Union (Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 500 of 2015)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Levy Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 457 of 2015)

European Union (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 343 of 2015)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (National Consumer Agency) Levy Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 458 of 2014)

European Communities (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 336 of 2014)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 268 of 2014)

European Union (Consumer Information, Cancellation and Other Rights) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 484 of 2013)

Finance Act 1993 (Section 60) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 414 of 2013)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (National Consumer Agency) Levy Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 409 of 2013)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 135 of 2013)

European Union (Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 132 of 2013)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (National Consumer Agency) Levy Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 435 of 2012)

Consumer Protection (Consumer Information) (Articles of Precious Metals) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 143 of 2012)

European Union (Textile Fibre Names and Related Labelling and Marking of the Fibre Composition of Textile Products) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 142 of 2012)

European Union (Occupation of Road Transport Operator) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 697 of 2011)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (National Consumer Agency) Levy Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 560 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

European Union (Protection of Consumers in respect of Timeshare, Long-term Holiday Product, Resale and Exchange Contracts) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 73 of 2011)

European Communities (Safety of Toys) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 14 of 2011)

European Communities (Names and Labelling of Textile Products) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 485 of 2010)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 70 of 2009)

European Communities (Prepacked Products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 566 of 2008)

European Communities (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 316 of 2008)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 295 of 2008)

European Communities (Misleading and Comparative Marketing Communications) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 774 of 2007)

Consumer Protection (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 689 of 2007)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Establishment Day) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 179 of 2007)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 178 of 2007)

European Communities (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 290 of 2006)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits)...

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