Consumer rights in Ireland are set for significant reform. The proposed Consumer Rights Bill was published earlier this year for public consulta!on by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The public consultation process completed on June 30, 2021 and submissions will be fully considered before the text of the Bill is finalised.
The Bill only applies to Business to Consumer (not B2B) transactions and is expected to include new statutory rights and remedies in contracts for digital content. It is also expected to contain:
The Omnibus Directive requires the enacted legislation to take effect in Ireland from 28 May 2022. Consequently, businesses may be afforded only a narrow window between the date of enactment and the legislation coming into force when relevant changes to documentation or processes will have to be complete.