Isolde Goggin

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Private nursing homes have been criticised for “top-up” fees for social and occupational therapy programmes, with claims some charge  for wound dressings, prescription painkillers and bedsore creams. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Almost 600 nursing homes nationwide are to receive a warning from the State’s consumer watchdog about imposing potentially unfair terms on vulnerable (...)

CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin warned that there was potential for considerable harm to the market if transactions were allowed to go ahead without approval. Photograph: Eric Luke

A leading car dealer must pay €2,000 to charity after pleading guilty to breaking competition law by failing to get the regulator’s approval to take o(...)

Some 16 per cent of respondents said they were ‘just about coping’. Photograph: iStock

While most Irish people can meet their current financial obligations, they have put little or nothing aside to protect them from financial shocks, acc(...)

Ireland’s waste collection market, where prices and service levels are set by the firms, is unlike nearly every country in the European Union, the report found.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s decision to have several waste collection firms serving the same districts is not delivering competition to households, according to a rev(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is mulling a change to the 1 per cent level of stamp duty on share trading in Budget 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will consider slashing the 1 per cent stamp duty on share trading in Irish companies in the budget. It curren(...)

CCPC  chairwoman Isolde Goggin said the secretive nature of some criminal acts investigated by it suggest its investigations would be bolstered by additional surveillance powers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will consider a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to be allowed tap phones (...)

The Garda is the only State organisation allowed to intercept communications for investigations. File photograph: Getty Images

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will ask the Government for powers to mount electronic surveillance and intercept communicat(...)

The price of bread and cereals in the Republic could rise by up to 30 per cent in a hard Brexit scenario

Brexit could cost Irish households up to €1,400 a year on average as prices rise, a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has(...)

Some 33,000 cars were bought with PCP deals in Ireland in 2016, new research shows. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Irish car buyers have had a positive experience so far with personal contract purchase plans PCPs, but the complexity of the product, combined with th(...)

Isolde Goggin, chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, said it did not block any proposed transaction in 2017. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The State’s competition regulators scrutinised more than 70 deals involving businesses with combined sales of €56 billion in 2017. Irish law requires(...)

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