People on a guided tour at Glasnevin Cemetery stop by Éamon de Valeras grave. The Glasnevin Trust has been accused of anti-competitive practices in its funeral services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The largest provider of funeral services in Ireland, which was accused of anti-competitive practices, has agreed to make significant changes to how it(...)

Read the small print to empower yourself

“Empowering consumers is the key principle in consumer law,” says Mary Donnelly, senior law lecturer at University College Cork. She and her colleague(...)

Does the Irish variable rate mortgage market now offer good value to consumers when compared with other euro zone countries? Certainly not. And that i(...)

The approval means that Dublin-listed Dalata can now move to take over nine Moran Bewley hotels in Ireland and Britain.

The State’s mergers watchdog has approved Dalata Hotel Group’s € 455 million takeover of most of rival Moran Bewley group.Dalata shareholders approve(...)

 CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin said cartels result in higher prices, poorer quality and less choice for consumers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Illegal deals to rig bids for both public and private contracts are on the rise, according to the State’s competition watchdog, which is extending an(...)

Dr Vincent Power, who said A&L Goodybody anticipated a substantial increase in notification activity in 2015

There were 41 merger deals notified to the competition authority last year, an increase of 11 per cent on 2013, according to a review published by (...)

A protest march against water charges on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The year started off badly for Irish Water and got worse. Photograph: Eric Luke

JANUARY Irish Water’s chief executive, John Tierney, appeared before the Oireachtas environment committee and said his utility would spend (...)

Topaz is acquiring a distribution business and a half share in a terminal in Dublin Port, where it already owns another

Topaz’s plunge for Esso Ireland looks like it will be the first big test for the newly minted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).So(...)

New survey from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission paints a very bleak picture of the level of customer support given to consumers

Covering the cost of bad customer service and poorly made goods, cost Irish consumers half a billion euro last year, a major new survey has revealed.(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

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