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(...)

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Cafe Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin with one of his compostable coffee cups. In November Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton launches a public consultation on levies on single-use coffee cups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

JANUARY New Central Bank rules aimed at helping consumers save money on their mortgage repayments and making mortgage switching easier come into effe(...)

A recent Central Bank report showed the cost of claims fell between 2009 and 2018, even as premiums rose by 42 per cent.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is at an “advanced stage” of an investigation launched three years ago into whether motor in(...)

3. The Sorting Office, Dublin docklands – sold for €240 million

When the total volume of investment in Ireland’s commercial property market hit a record €4.6 billion in 2014, any expectations of that figure being s(...)

Charging a fee for changing a name on a gift voucher is also outlawed by the new rules. Photograph: iStock

Retailers have been warned they need to comply with new rules on gift vouchers. The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 means that any vouc(...)

City Bin was founded in 1997 and now serves more than 80,000 residential and commercial customers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Waste collection charges could rise as a result of continued volatility in the sector, City Bin signalled, as the company reported it had improved rev(...)

Started your Christmas shopping yet? Then you’d better get ready because from next week, officially, ‘tis the season. In 2018, over half of us bough(...)

Derville Rowland confirmed that the Central Bank has started preparing for a “huge piece of work” on the motor and home insurance market.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank of Ireland will consider banning dual pricing on motor and home insurance policies as part of its review into pricing practices in th(...)

Munster Express offices, Waterford city. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Iconic Newspapers, the publishing group that owns about 20 Irish regional newspapers including the Limerick Leader, is in advanced talks to buy the Mu(...)

Formpress is ultimately owned by Mediaforce Holdings Limited, a business controlled by UK advertising executive Malcolm Denmark. Photograph: iStock

Newspaper owner Formpress Publishing has been cleared by the State’s consumer watchdog to acquire an additional two titles – the Midland Tribune and t(...)

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