The companies subject to the investigation include AIG Europe, Allianz, Aviva Insurance, FBD Insurance, Brokers Ireland (formerly the Irish Brokers Association), and AA Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) said that it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect that a number of Irish motor insurers broke(...)

Gemma Barry, of Dubray Books, and Liam Hanly, chief executive of Eason Retail PLC.

The State’s competition watchdog has cleared the acquisition by Eason of rival bookseller, Dubray. The deal for Eason to buy the eight-strong chain (...)

Larry Goodman: The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has permitted him  to fully acquire Blackrock and Hermitage clinics.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Businessman Larry Goodman is poised to take full ownership of the high-profile private hospitals the Blackrock Clinic and the Hermitage, following rul(...)

Reach acquired the initial 50 per cent stake in Independent Star from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell in 2018 as part of a wider £127 million (€144 million) acquisition of the Express and Star newspapers and OK! magazine

Plans by British newspaper publisher Reach to take full ownership of the Irish Daily Star are to be challenged, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ(...)

Pepper Ireland recorded a 25 per cent rise in revenues to €52 million in the year before the sale

The €200 million merger between Australian company Link Group and Pepper Ireland’s immediate parent, has been referred for a full investigation. The(...)

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.(...)

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