James Reilly, Minister for Children and Leo Varadkar Minister for Health at Crumlin Childrens Hospital to celebrate the decision by an Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the new childrens hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland reacted quickly enough when the financial crisis hit. You could argue all day about the decisions that were taken. But the point is that the l(...)

Kerry Group’s chief executive Stan McCarthy delivers a results presentation for the company Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has dropped its Supreme Court challenge to Kerry Group’s takeover of Breeo Foods, seven year(...)

Paddy Power and Betfair announced a plan to merge in August in a deal that creates the world’s biggest publicly-listed online gaming company, the latest in a wave of combinations across the industry. (Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Monday invited “interested parties” to comment on the proposed merger of Irish bookmaker Paddy Powe(...)

Companies found guilty can face fines of up to 10 per cent of their business volume. Photograph: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg

Portugal’s antitrust regulator has accused 15 banks of unfair competition practices over an 11-year period in which they allegedly shared information (...)

Shareholders are pressing Ryanair on whether or not it plans to sell its €400 million Aer Lingus stake to IAG, which this week launched a formal off(...)

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(...)

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(...)