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Legislation relevant to the retail sector

The following is a list of legislation relevant to the retail sector.

This list is non-exhaustive and whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, the department, its servants or agents assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions.

Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Act 2022

Automatic Enrolment (AE) Retirement Savings System Bill 2022

Chemicals Act 2008, as amended

Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022

Circular Economy (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Regulations 2023 (SI No 343 of 2023)

Circular Economy (Environmental Levy) (Single-Use Cup) Regulations (consultation and draft regulations)

Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008)

Code of Practice for Indoor Air Quality

Communications Regulation and Digital Hub Development Agency (Amendment) Act 2023

Consumer Rights Act 2022

Corporate sustainability due diligence

Corporate sustainability reporting

Dangerous Substances Act 1972

Dangerous Substances (Flammable Liquids and Fuels Retail Stores) Regulations, 2019 (SI No 630 of 2019)

Dangerous Substances (Licensing Fees) Regulations, 1979 (SI No 301 of 1979)

Data Act: European Commission welcomes political agreement on rules for a fair and innovative data economy

Detergents Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 648/2004)

Ecodesign for sustainable products

Employment rights legislation: What you should know

EU Regulation 2023/1115 on the making available on the Union market and the export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation and repealing Regulation (EU) No 995/2010

European Union (Electronic Communications Code) Regulations 2022 (SI No 444 of 2022)

European Union (Requirements to Indicate Product Prices) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI No 597 of 2022)

European Union (Single Use Plastics) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SI No 516 of 2021) as amended by European Union (Single Use Plastics) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI No 136 of 2022)

Garda Síochána (Recording Devices) Bill 2022

Market Surveillance Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020)

Payment of Wages Act 1991 (Revised)

Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022

Planning and Development Act (Exempted Development) Regulations 2023 (SI No 250 of 2023) (planning exemptions for reverse vending machines)

Planning and Development Bill 2023

Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill 2023

Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2023

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (SI No 299 of 2007)

Sale of Alcohol Bill 2022

Separate Collection (Deposit Return Scheme) Regulations 2021 (SI No 599 of 2021) 

Sick Leave Act 2022

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (Revised)

Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Regulations 2022

Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2023 (SI No 104 of 2023)

Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023