Jack Quann
Jack Quann

17.54 13 Nov 2019


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A bill which gives consumers extra protection when buying or using gift vouchers has passed through the Oireachtas.

The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Bill 2018 would see gift vouchers have an expiry date of at least five years from the date of contract.

While some others would not subject to an expiry date.

Where a gift voucher contract does not include an expiry, a term of five years would automatically be applied.

While users of a gift vouchers will not be required to spend the full value of the voucher in a single transaction.

The cancellation of gift vouchers or the imposition of charges if a recipient's name is registered incorrectly will also be banned.

And a gift voucher will not contain a term that places a limit on the number of gift vouchers a person is allowed to redeem in a single transaction.

The bill now goes to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

Michael Dawson, group CEO at the Gift Voucher Shop, has welcomed advancement of the legislation.

He said: "GVS welcomes the passing of this new legislation, which will bring greater regulation to the gift voucher sector."

"We strongly welcome the passing of this bill through the Oireachtas, which will now compel other providers to adhere to similar high standards in the Irish market.

"Protecting consumers is of the utmost importance so we look forward to President Michael D Higgins signing this bill into law and enacting this new legislation."


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