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‘Dawn raids’ at home-alarm businesses
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27 Feb 2024 / regulation Print

‘Dawn raids’ at home-alarm businesses

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) says that it has carried out a series of searches of businesses involved in the home-alarm industry.

The competition watchdog says that the searches, known as ‘dawn raids’, are part of “an ongoing criminal investigation” into potential breaches of competition law.

Authorised officers from the CCPC were supported in the action by members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and An Garda Síochána.

Information and evidence

The commission has the power, under legislation, to carry out unannounced searches of business premises and private homes, on foot of a search warrant issued by the District Court.

The aim of such searches is to obtain information and evidence relating to an investigation being carried out by the CCPC.

The CCPC says that it will not be making any further comment, as the investigation is continuing.

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