- Legislation/Regulations in place
- Enforcement, Advice and Assistance to consumers
- Supporting and Liaising with Consumer Protection Organisations
- Representative Role
Consumer Policy Unit keeps Ireland’s consumer protection legislation under review and drafts legislation on foot of domestic and EU led initiatives. This involves contact by letter, telephone or meetings with interest groups, etc. The Section welcomes input from interested parties at our dedicated e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please choose from one of the links below:
Irish Primary and Secondary legislation is also available online on the following websites:
- Office of the Attorney General (www.irishstatutebook.ie)
- British and Irish Legal Information Institute (www.bailii.org).
EU legislation can be accessed on line on the website of the European Commission:
The Government Publications Sale Office is open to personal callers from 9.30am to 5.15pm (Mon - Thurs) and 9.30am to 5.00pm (Fri) and is located at:
Government Publications Sales Office,
Sun Alliance House,
Tel: (01) 6793515/ 6476879
Government Publications can also be ordered by mail by enclosing a cheque / postal order / bank draft. made payable to Government Publications, from:
Unit 20 Lakeside Retail Park,
Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
Tel: LoCall 1890 213434
Government Publications may also be ordered by telephone (9.15am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm - Mon to Fri) with VISA / Mastercard, at the above LoCall number.
The Section represents the Minister/Department on:
- The Board of the Dublin European Consumer Centre
The Section represents Ireland, when appropriate at:
- The European Council on Consumer Protection and Information Working Party.
- The European Commission's European Consumer Centres Network.
- The Advisory Committee for Community actions in support of consumer policy.
The Section's Assistant Secretary and Principal Officer represent Ireland at European Commission meetings of Senior Consumer Policy Officials (the Consumer Policy Network).
At international level, the Section represents Ireland at the International Convention on the Control and Marking of Precious Metals.
Ireland is a member of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), an international organisation of 30 member countries which share a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and helps governments to ensure the responsiveness of key economic areas with sectoral monitoring.
Last modified: 27/01/2011