|Central Bank of Ireland||The Central Bank is responsible for the regulation of financial services and the enforcement of the Consumer Protection Codes|
Citizens Information Board
|The Citizens Information Board is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services and for the provision of the Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS).|
Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)
ComReg is the statutory body responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector (telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting transmission) and the postal sector. Comreg has a special site for consumers called www.askcomreg.ie which provides information about telecommunications and the postal sector.
ComReg regulates Premium Rate Number Services through a strict code of practice which all service providers in Ireland must comply with. Compreg has a special site for consumers www.phonesmart.ie.
This website www.callcosts.ie was developed by Comreg to help consumers compare the cost of mobile phone price plans.
|Commission for Energy Regulation||The CER is Ireland’s independent energy regulator with a range of economic, customer and safety functions. The CER is also the economic regulator of Ireland’s public water system.|
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO)
|FSPO is an independent, impartial, fair and free service that helps resolve complaints with pensions providers and regulated financial services providers.|
|The Health Insurance Authority||The Authority enforces occupational health and safety law, it is the key agency involved in market surveillance and ensuring the safety of products used in workplaces and consumer applications and is the lead national competent authority for a number of chemical regulations.|
Legal Metrology Service
|The Legal Metrology Service, which is situated within the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), is responsible for enforcing the legislation which regulates measuring instruments used for the purposes of trade.|
Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS)
|The primary aim of MABS is to help people cope with debt and to take control of their own finances. The service is free, confidential and independent.|
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
|The mission of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is to improve the compliance environment for corporate activity in the Irish economy by encouraging adherence to the requirements of the Companies Acts, and bringing to account those who disregard the law.|
|The Pensions Authority||The Pensions Authority regulates occupational pension schemes, trust RACs and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) in Ireland.|
Small Claims Court
The Small Claims Procedure is a means for resolving disputes about goods and services where the amount involved is less than €2,000. It is a cheap and speedy means of resolving disputes about goods and services.
The European Small Claims Procedure is an alternative method of commencing and dealing with civil and commercial matters in respect of a small claim in cross-border cases.