Brian Mchugh

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Martin Ferris delivers the oration at the Diarmuid O’ Neill commemoration at Timoleague cemetery, Co Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Irish republicans who gave their lives for Irish freedom were not criminals and attempts to demonise them as such would be rebutted, former Sinn Féin (...)

CCPC staff began the investigation in 2016. The commission issued preliminary findings last September saying that all parties had breached competition law. Photograph: Alan Betson

The competition regulator has agreed not to take legal action against motor insurers who pledged to boost compliance following an investigation into (...)

Motor in insurers AIG, Allianz, Axa, Aviva, FBD and broker AA Ireland have agreed with State regulators to improve their compliance with competition rules following an investigation.

Leading motor insurers have agreed with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to boost compliance with competition law following (...)

The insurers have made legally binding commitments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to reform their compliance practices. Photograph: iStock

Drivers could benefit from lower motor insurance costs following an investigation by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Motor(...)

The agreement with the insurance companies follows an investigation by the regulator, which suspected that insurers were ‘signalling’ price information to other players in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: iStock

Competition regulators hope to get new powers this year after securing agreement from leading motor insurers that they will comply with price-fixing l(...)

The CCPC dealt with a series of media mergers during the year including the acquisition of INM by Mediahuis. Photograph: iStock

Fewer mergers and acquisitions were assessed by the State’s consumer watchdog last year after the financial thresholds required of deals were increas(...)

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette (left) with chairman Maurice Pratt. The CCPC cleared it to buy Sisk Healthcare in August, subject to information-sharing restrictions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) notified to the State’s competition watchdog increased 36 per cent to 98 last year, with real estate(...)

Louise Roseingrave A 58 year old farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries after he sustained a suspected kick from a cow. Thomas Flynn of Carin(...)

The Spanish commander, Don Juan del Águila, was   desperate for the Irish army’s arrival, having been pinned down for months already, his men depleted by hunger and disease.

The Battle of Kinsale probably didn’t hinge on a new year’s gift of whiskey, contrary to popular myth. But the excesses of the season, 1601-style, may(...)