David Radburn

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Brendan Smith, who was convicted in 2017 of bid-rigging in contracts won for the company he worked for, Aston Carpets & Flooring. Photograph: Collins Courts

Aston Carpets & Flooring, the first company in the history of the State to be criminally convicted for bid-rigging, was this week struck off by th(...)

Brendan Smith, whose fine in carpet bid-rigging case was increased. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The Court of Appeal has increased six-fold the fine imposed on a man convicted in the first successful bid-rigging prosecution in the history of the S(...)

Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 for price fixing at the Central Criminal Court last year. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Sentencing in a company price-fixing prosecution should be increased in order to safeguard the deterrent value of the law and encourage whistleblowers(...)

Brendan Smith: pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. Photograph: Collins Courts.

If you’re a white collar criminal, come into the parlour. There’s a welcome there for you. Recent events have reminded everybody – as if we needed rem(...)

Firmer director of Aston Carpets and Flooring Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 and given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

The path to the State’s first bid-rigging conviction took five years to complete. The long journey for prosecutors ended with just a suspended prison (...)

The Google reception area  in Dublin’s Barrow Street. In 2011 a tender was issued by a main contractor for flooring and carpeting as part of a fit-out of the 15-storey Monte Vetro building. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent decision by the Competition Authority to raid the offices of some of the biggest industrial flooring contractors in the State was an aggre(...)