Livestock farmers at the start of a 48-hour protest about the price of beef to farmers outside Kepak in Clonee, Co Meath, last weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentIt would be easy - and maybe even understandable - for most Irish consumers outside of the farming community(...)

Livestock farmers Jimmy Gibbons from Trim and John Hayden from Kilcullen (Centre) at a protest about the price for beef paid to farmers.

A farmers’ lobby group has reacted angrily to an intervention by the newly-formed Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in the beef pr(...)

Dr Vincent Power of  A&L Goodbody said the new thresholds mean much smaller businesses, some with a turnover of just €3 million, might have to notify mergers and acquisitions deals.

Regulators are likely to scrutinise mergers involving more and smaller Irish companies than in the past as a result of this week’s change in competiti(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications will mark Halloween by taking charge of the new dual-notification system for media mergers, as government responsibil(...)

The decision to merge the NCA with the Competition Authority is is not even the current Government’s policy – it was announced in a budget speech by the late Brian Lenihan almost five years ago.

While consumers were promised a “watchdog with real teeth” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton as he publishe(...)

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