Compliance check: The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission focuses on stopping practices that harm consumers. Photograph: Thinkstock

The State’s consumer watchdog took action against 62 businesses last year for a range of offences. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commissio(...)

Isolde Goggin: “The commission’s mission is to make markets work better for businesses and consumers alike”

The issuing of minimum-price recommendations could see trade associations fall foul of competition law, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commis(...)

Photo of hoverboard seized in UK. Photograph: PA

Brown Thomas is among a handful of retailers in the Republic who have been ordered to remove non-compliant hoverboards from its shelves after it was u(...)

Hoverboards don’t actually hover. Instead, they are made up of a small platform with wheels on each side - somewhat like a Segway minus the handle.  File photograph: Kent County Council Trading Standards/PA Wire

It sounds like a line taken directly from Back to the Future. A large consignment of hoverboards have been blocked from entering Dublin Po(...)

Irish hotel prices could start to fall after Europe’s largest online travel agent platform was rapped over the knuckles and forced to change its polic(...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Vodafone has been hauled over the coals by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission after it broke the law when selling services online. Photograph: Bloomberg

Vodafone has been ordered to tell Irish customers how they can cancel their contracts. A state watchdog said the telecoms company was not complying wi(...)

The Commission’s chair, Isolde Goggin, said businesses have had “ample time to update the information which they give to consumers”

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission) has today published details of seven compliance notices issued to telecommunica(...)

The Government recently reached a deal with the Irish Medical Organisation on the provision of free GP care for children under six. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

GPs have been warned that they risk breaching competition law if they share with other doctors their intentions on the Government’s new contract fo(...)

 Commission chairwoman Isolde Goggin: searches are part of an ongoing investigation that is expected to take some time. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A competition investigation launched last week with a raid on the offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement is looking for evidence it is abusing a domi(...)