Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton on Monday published the long-awaited Competition and Consumer Protection Bill.

A substantial reform of consumer and competition laws will pave the way for a powerful new watchdog in the area, stiff rules to prevent “hello mone(...)

Construction cranes across the skyline along the south Dublin docklands in 2007. Developing a sustainable construction sector is one of the key aims outlined in the report from the National Competitiveness Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

FIONA REDDANIntroducing a site-value tax for commercial property to replace the current system of commercial rates should be explored in 2014 , The Na(...)

Isolde Goggin said the authority had received “few substantive complaints” since the Competition (Amendment) Act 2006 was introduced

Small producers may be unwilling to complain of coerced payments, sometimes called “hello money”, because of “fear of retribution” from retailers, the(...)

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