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Certain areas are outside the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)'s remit. Do you have a query on any of the areas listed below? There are a number of other regulators and public bodies who may be able to help.  

Other regulators/state bodies

Services they provide

Business & Regulation

 
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) The ODCE promotes a compliance environment in corporate activity and encourages adherence to the Companies Act in Ireland. 
Companies Registration Office (CRO) The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names. It is responsible for the incorporation of companies and the registration of business names.
Business Regulation Business Regulation is the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation's portal which aims to help users identify the main regulations that affect their businesses and provide links to the relevant agencies and their guidance, tools and contact points. 
Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) ComReg is responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector (telecommunications, radio communications and broadcasting transmission) and the postal sector. 
Health Insurance Authority (HIA) The HIA is the independent statutory regulator for the private health insurance market in Ireland.  
Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) CER is Ireland's independent energy and water regulator.

Complaints/Ombudsman

 
Office of the Ombudsman  The Office of the Ombudsman investigates complaints from people against certain public bodies, for example: government departments, local authorities, the HSE and publically-funded third level education bodies. 
Financial Services Ombudsman  The Financial Services Ombudsman investigates and rules on customers' complaints about financial service providers. 
Pensions Ombudsman  The Pensions Ombudsman investigates and rules on complaints from members and beneficiaries in relation to Occupational Pension Schemes, Personal Retirement Savings Accounts and Trust Retirement Continuity contracts. 

Data Protection

 
Data Protection Commissioner The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for for protecting people's privacy rights in relation to the processing of their personal data. 

Financial Services

 
Central Bank of Ireland  The Central Bank of Ireland is responsible for central banking and financial regulation. It is responsible for protecting the best interests of consumers of financial services. 
Credit Review Office  The Credit Review Office provides an independent, impartial credit appeals process for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), as well as sole traders and farmers. 
Pensions Authority  The Pensions Authority is responsible for the proper administration of pension schemes and the protection of pension rights for people living in Ireland. 

Health & Safety 

 
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) The FSAI is responsible for co-ordinating the enforcement of food safety legislation in Ireland. 
Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) The role of the HPRA is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products
Health and Safety Authority (HSA) The HSA is responsible for enforcing health and safety at work. It provides information to employers, employees and self-employed people on workplace health and safety.
Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) HIQA is an independent authority responsible for quality, safety and accountability in residential services for children, older people and people with disabilities in Ireland. 
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

The NSAI is the national certification authority for CE marking and provides a certification service which allows businesses to show that Irish goods and services conform to applicable standards.

Law/Government 

 
Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission The European Commission, together with national authorities, directly enforces EU competition rules. Within the EC, the Directorate-General for Competition is primarily responsible for these enforcement powers. 
Office of the Revenue Commissioners The Office of the Revenue Commissioners is responsible for collecting taxes and duties and implementing Customs controls. 

 

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