The CCPC recently wrote to hairdressing associations to warn them of their obligations under competition law. Photograph: Getty Images

Businesses reopening after the Covid-19 crisis have been warned against any attempts to fix prices at an industry level as they look to recover costs.(...)

The pandemic has been Christmas for fraudsters

Stress, bewilderment and panic are all a rational response to the Covid-19 crisis that have the side-effect of leaving people more vulnerable than the(...)

Photograph: iStock

Traders selling face masks are being warned that the State’s consumer protection watchdog is testing them to ensure they are up to standard. Isolde (...)

The sudden drop in markets as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded prompted some people to move their money from cash deposits to investment options that might, just might, yield better returns. Photograph:  EPA/ Kimimasa Mayama

Every time the stock market goes into meltdown, people start to wonder if, rather than demonstrating the hair-raising volatility of share trading, it (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: If the CCPC steps in, it will look like the party-pooper that stopped motor customers getting rebates in a crisis. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, called in the insurance industry recently to pressure it to offer motor rebates during the Covid-19 crisis.(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty described the situation as ‘unparalleled in our nation’s history’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one million people are now receiving some sort of State income support, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Departm(...)

If the coronavirus has put your holiday plans in limbo, can you at least get your money back? Photograph: iStock

Oh, the plans we had – concerts, staycations, city breaks, exercise classes, Irish college, package holidays, post-Leaving Cert bashes – but then alon(...)

Why is Aer Lingus continuing flights to the US when we are advised against non-essential travel and currently denied entry into the US anyway? Photograph: iStock

With thousands of people falling ill in Ireland in recent days and far too many people losing their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at h(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) issued a warning to consumers in relation to a website called whatadeal.ie. Image: iStock

Ireland’s leading consumer agency has warned about a website that has listed a range of hand sanitiser products for sale. In an unusual move the Comp(...)

One tried and tested way to grow a business is to buy another

One tried and tested way to grow a business is to buy another. Before you can do that, however, you’ve got to satisfy the local competition authority.(...)

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