In 2015, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) issued fines to 31 traders for failing to display product prices.
The retailers were found to be in breach of the European Communities (Requirements to Indicate Product Prices) Regulations 2002, and were thus subject to a fine of €300.
A broad range of supermarket stores were issued with these fines, including three SuperValus, two Tescos, two Spars, one Lidl, one Dunnes Stores and one Centra.
Many independent retailers from all over the country also had to pay fines.
As well as that, 16 compliance notices were issued to traders for charging customers more than the price displayed.
Isolde Goggin, Chair of the CCPC, commented, "We inspected 111 business premises across the country to check that traders were compliant with price display legislation, and where traders were found to be in breach, we took action to ensure compliance.
"We encourage businesses to understand their obligations and to take a proactive approach to compliance."
She added, "Should businesses breach legislation, they should be aware that we will take whatever enforcement action is necessary."
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