Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Dealers take issue with criteria to remain authorised Toyota repairers

Fifteen car dealers nationwide that act as authorised repairers for Toyota Ireland claim Toyota Ireland is discriminating against them and is in breac(...)

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(...)

The banks are not being subjected to the rigours of competition law in order to speed their return to profitability

One voice notable by its absence in the debate on variable rate mortgages is the Competition Authority, or, as it now known, the Competition and Consu(...)

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(...)