Mark Garrett, a former adviser to former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

Glanbia Plc has appointed Mark Garrett, former chief of staff in the Tánaiste’s office, as its director of communications and public affairs. Mr Garre(...)

Read the small print to empower yourself

“Empowering consumers is the key principle in consumer law,” says Mary Donnelly, senior law lecturer at University College Cork. She and her colleague(...)

The Government has agreed a process to reverse some of the cuts imposed on GPs. Photograph: Getty Images

The memorandum of understanding reached between health service management and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a new GP contract is an importan(...)

The Irish Infrastructure Fund may build and operate an approximately 330-bed hotel on a site adjacent to the centre(Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES)

The Irish Infrastructure Fund, which is backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (formerly the National Pensions Reserve Fund), has been selec(...)

In the shadows: to pursue cartels and price-fixing conspiracies, investigators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission must search for operations that, by their very nature, do everything they can to remain secret. photograph: thinkstock

At a court sentencing in Galway in 2012, the final chapter in a complex story of price-fixing came to a close when Pat Hegarty, a then 40-year-old for(...)

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(...)