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A quick glance at the infrastructure built to protect Irish consumers over the past 20 years or so would suggest we’re pretty well served. We have (...)

‘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(...)

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(...)