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Implementation of Geoblocking Regulation in Ireland

This page gives state of play of the implementation of the Geoblocking in Ireland, and the local points of contact.

Enforcement Body 

Helpline Lo-call: 1890 432 432

Helpline National: 01 402 5555

Contact us

Assistance to Consumer Bodies

Phone: 01- 8797620

Email: info@eccireland.ie

Measures applicable to infringements

  • A trader who commits an offence under the Geoblocking regulation shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.
    Additionally, Sections 77, 78, 80 and 84 of the Consumer Protection Act 2007 (No. 19 of 2007) shall apply to an offence under these Regulations as they apply to an offence under that Act and, accordingly, references in those sections to an offence under that Act shall be construed as including references to an offence under these Regulations.
    (see related webpage)
  • S.I. No. 513 of 2018 European Union (Unjustified Geo-Blocking Of Consumers) Regulations 2018Regulation 5 deals with offences under the Regulation. (see related webpage)

Related Content

Big Picture

Geoblocking

The Commission put an end to unjustified geo-blocking rules, which undermine online shopping and cross-border sales in the EU.

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