The Google reception area  in Dublin’s Barrow Street. In 2011 a tender was issued by a main contractor for flooring and carpeting as part of a fit-out of the 15-storey Monte Vetro building. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent decision by the Competition Authority to raid the offices of some of the biggest industrial flooring contractors in the State was an aggre(...)

Google’s  European headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. The Competition Authority is examining allegations that some subcontractors colluded over time on the prices submitted for large-scale commercial tenders, including six-figure and multimillion-euro contracts. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Competition Authority has raided the offices of four of the biggest industrial flooring contractors in the State, as part of an investigation into(...)