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(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Patrick Honohan: would not favour any move to compel Irish banks to lower their standard variable rates. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Permanent TSB’s warning to potential investors that political pressure to cut its mortgage interest rates could impact on its return to profitability (...)

Brian Hayes has campaigned against what he views are “excessive” standard variable mortgage rates  charged by Irish banks since being elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has told Irish MEP Brian Hayes that it does not plan to investigate the standard variable mortgage (...)

 CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin said cartels result in higher prices, poorer quality and less choice for consumers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Illegal deals to rig bids for both public and private contracts are on the rise, according to the State’s competition watchdog, which is extending an(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton and Isolde Goggin, chair of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission at the launch of the new guide,

A new guide to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) comply with competition law when tendering as part of a consortium has been published.The guid(...)