Simon Coveney:  ‘It’s purely my view that retailers should not be selling food for half nothing in an effort to drum up business.’ Photograph: Oliviet Hoslet/EPA

The new Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has warned the Department of Agriculture against asking supermarkets not to engage in Christma(...)

Topaz is acquiring a distribution business and a half share in a terminal in Dublin Port, where it already owns another

Topaz’s plunge for Esso Ireland looks like it will be the first big test for the newly minted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).So(...)

New survey from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission paints a very bleak picture of the level of customer support given to consumers

Covering the cost of bad customer service and poorly made goods, cost Irish consumers half a billion euro last year, a major new survey has revealed.(...)

 Henry Burns, national livestock chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association and Eddie Downey IFA president  with livestock farmers at the start of a protest  outside Kepak in Clonee. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is confident that a solution to the beef crisis can be found by this Wednesday. Speaking in Brussel(...)

Dr Vincent Power of  A&L Goodbody said the new thresholds mean much smaller businesses, some with a turnover of just €3 million, might have to notify mergers and acquisitions deals.

Regulators are likely to scrutinise mergers involving more and smaller Irish companies than in the past as a result of this week’s change in competiti(...)

Musgrave acquired the food service division of Allied Foods from DCC earlier this year

SuperValu owner Musgrave has acquired Allied Logistics from the distribution and energy group DCC for an undisclosed sum.The deal is subject to cleara(...)

Blank ad boards: a 2006 Competition Authority report cited the “near blanket-ban on advertising by barristers and some unnecessary restrictions on solicitor advertising” as factors limiting access, choice and value for money for consumers of legal services

Lawyers, unlike other professionals, are restricted from advertising freely by their governing bodies.Barristers are restricted by the rules of the Ba(...)

John Moloney: announcement of new role came on the day the company announced it had agreed to sell its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John Moloney, a former managing director of Glanbia, has taken over as chairman of DCC, an energy-to-technologies conglomerate, where he replaces reti(...)

The DCC agm in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin earlier this year, Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

DCC, the energy-to-technologies conglomerate, has agreed to sell its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses to Valeo Foods, the owner of the Jacobs(...)

A Toyota RAV4  at the Moscow International Auto Salon. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Fifteen Irish car dealers and repair garages yesterday filed a complaint with the Competition Authority alleging breaches of Irish and EU competiti(...)