Michele Hallahan: won a raffled cottage near Foxford, Co Mayo. While the house was valued at close to €100,000, the raffle generated more than €1 million in ticket sales. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Billboards popped up across Co Kerry this summer offering passers-by the chance to win their “dream home” in Killarney. The posters were seductive for(...)

Pearse Doherty says allowing the insurers to appoint their own external competition law experts to oversee compliance calls into question the agreement’s effectiveness. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Insurance reformers and politicians challenged a deal by regulators to allow motor underwriters appoint their own independent experts to oversee compl(...)

Car Insurance. Are consumers getting the best deal? Getty Images

T he road to lowering insurance costs in Ireland is a long and winding one. The latest episode is an agreement signed by four insurers and broker AA I(...)

Darragh O’Brien Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Airbnb hosts will be subject to strict new licensing rules as part of a Government crackdown designed to stem the flight of landlords into the short-t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

The Government has pledged to “significantly strengthen” the powers of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) by the end of the ye(...)

Ian Drennan of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement  is often at pains to point out that the organisation’s work is not just about the headline-grabbing fighting of white collar crime. File photograph: The Irish Times

Company law watchdog the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) was this week lined up by Ministers for a reboot. The Government will (...)

Digital wallets are digital versions of credit and debit cards that are held on smart devices such as smartphones, smartwatches or tablets. Photograph: Getty Images

With the pandemic accelerating a change in both shopper and retailer behaviour, and with the growing ease and security of paying with cash versus cred(...)

The insurers have made legally binding commitments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to reform their compliance practices. Photograph: iStock

Drivers could benefit from lower motor insurance costs following an investigation by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Motor(...)

The agreement with the insurance companies follows an investigation by the regulator, which suspected that insurers were ‘signalling’ price information to other players in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: iStock

Competition regulators hope to get new powers this year after securing agreement from leading motor insurers that they will comply with price-fixing l(...)

The CCPC ‘identified potential concerns’ about competition in the residential care and nursing home sector in Co Kildare. Photograph: iStock

French care homes company Orpea has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to acquire six FirstCare nursing homes. (...)

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