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(...)

Shopping trollies can be seen chained together as part of a protest by farmers over beef prices  outside a Tesco store in Naas,  Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: IFA via Twitter

Steps are being taken to tackle a fall in cattle prices that has angered farmers, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said today. He was speaking a(...)

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Ulster Bank took control of Arnotts in 2010 when they wrote off loans related to the ill-fated Northern Quarter property development

The Competition Authority has given its blessing to the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Dublin department store Arnotts by Fitzwilliam Finance P(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton on Monday published the long-awaited Competition and Consumer Protection Bill.

A substantial reform of consumer and competition laws will pave the way for a powerful new watchdog in the area, stiff rules to prevent “hello mone(...)

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly: free GP care a core objective. Photograph: Michael Donnelly/ Collins Photos

There are high stakes involved for all sides in the row between the Government and general practitioners on the Government’s plans for introduc(...)

Karen O’Leary of the National Consumer Agency

The biggest problems the National Consumer Agency (NCA) faces is that it can’t do what most people think it does. The agency, which has been charged w(...)

Following the 2011 raid, IFA president John Bryan accused the authority of ignoring the “substantial margins” on milk enjoyed by retailers and the lack of competition in the grocery market. Photograph: David Sleator

The Competition Authority is understood to be considering taking legal action against the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) arising out of an investiga(...)

Ryanair is to appeal a ruling by the UK’s competition commissioner that would force it to reduce its stake in Aer LingusPhotograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Regulators have ordered Ryanair to cut its 29.8 per cent stake in rival Aer Lingus to just 5 per cent on the grounds that its shareholding has led (...)

The inquiry will examine flooring contracts for the Google offices in Dublin’s docklands

The Competition Authority, which has launched a major inquiry into allegations of price fixing among big industrial flooring companies, has received d(...)

Earlier this month Minister for Health James Reilly announced  cuts in payments to GPs of about 7.5 per cent.

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), the professional body for family doctors, is to withdraw from Government programmes aimed at straml(...)