Bad Law is hindering the National Consumer Agency

According to the Labour Party it is anyway, and it seems quite likely that the reason why the garage in Limerick who was recently caught clocking cars may well have gotten away with the of offense because of “bad law”.

According to the press release from Senator Brendan Ryan:

My advice is that the drafting flaw is fatal to the prosecution of the pyramid scheme offence in the District Court under the Consumer Protection Act, and would also appear to prevent the prosecution in the District Court of a number of other offences including misleading commercial practices; aggressive commercial practices; prohibited commercial practices; and contravening maximum prices order.

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