Irish Competition Authority

Irish Competition Authority, The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland

The Competition Authority is the State body responsible for enforcing Irish and European competition law in Ireland. Its mission is to ensure that markets work well for Irish consumers, business and the economy. The Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency are to merge to create a new organisation with a dual mandate to protect consumers and enforce competition law. Both organisations continue to operate and perform their statutory functions until the merger is given effect. Legislation is expected to be published in 2013.

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Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Commission issues details of the merger remedies taken by an undertaking acting in the retail sector (Valeo Foods / Wardell Roberts)

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Commission publishes details of the binding divestiture commitments by Valeo Foods UK Limited* On 17 February the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission) cleared the proposed acquisition by Valeo Foods UK Limited (Valeo) of sole control of Wardell Roberts Limited and (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission reminds to relevant parties in the Irish beef sector their obligations under competition law, following the detection of activities potentially anticompetitive on the market (Beef sector)

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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission reminds parties in beef sector of obligations under competition law* The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission) has written to relevant parties in the Irish beef sector following recent activity to remind them of their (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish High Court Competition files a settlement accepted by a medical association not to engage in boycotts or collective withdrawal of services (IMO)

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Competition Authority secures High Court undertakings from the Irish Medical Organisation* The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has today provided undertakings to the High Court (i) not to organise or recommend the collective withdrawal of services or boycotts by its members and (ii) to advise (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority clears a proposed acquisition of joint control of a multi-category retailer who operates two stores in Dublin city centre (Fitzwilliam Finance / Arnotts)

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Competition Authority Clears Acquisition of Arnotts* The Competition Authority has today cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control of Arnotts Holdings Limited by Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Limited/Wittington Investments, Limited and investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency welcomes the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill which will merge the two organisations to form the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

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Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency welcome publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill* The Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency today welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill which will merge the two organisations (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority submits that proposed new taxi regulations could create a barrier to entry increasing prices and waiting times for taxi users

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New taxi regulations could increase prices and waiting times for consumers – Competition Authority* In a submission to the National Transport Authority (NTA), the Competition Authority warned that proposed new taxi regulations could create a barrier to entry that will increase prices and (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority publishes a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland finding that competition in port services could be improved

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Competition Authority recommends changes to improve competition in Irish ports* The Competition Authority has published on 29 November 2013 a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland which found competition in port services could be improved. The study was commissioned by Minister (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority clears an acquisition of certain assets partly implemented prior to clearance on the market for crisps and snacks (Top Snacks & KP Snacks)

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Acquisition by Top Snacks Limited of the KP Snacks business from United Biscuits (UK) Limited* Publication of the Determination The Authority has published on its website the public version of the full text of its Determination concerning the proposed transaction whereby Intersnack (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority clears a merger between a pre-wholesaler and a wholesaler of pharmaceutical, healthcare and veterinary products (Uniphar & CMR)

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Competition Authority clears proposed acquisition of CMR by Uniphar* The Competition Authority has cleared the proposed transaction whereby Uniphar plc would acquire Cahill May Roberts Limited. The transaction was notified by the parties under the Competition Act 2002 on 12 December 2012 and (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority issues an enforcement decision concerning previously established commitments to cease the anticompetitive practices on the retail market for body sportwear (FitFlops)

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Competition Authority reminder to businesses: resale price maintenance is against the law The Competition Authority advises businesses to be aware that resale price maintenance is against the law and that it will take enforcement action against anyone engaging in the practice. The advice is (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority closes its investigations with binding commitments undertaken by the TV broadcasting company concerning advertising airtime deals (RTÉ)

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Successful resolution to complaint against RTÉ* The Competition Authority has published details of the successful outcome of an investigation involving RTÉ, following a complaint made by TV3. TV3 had complained that RTÉ’s “share deal” was anti-competitive. The share deal is a scheme used by RTÉ (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority announces details of its investigation into allegations of retail price maintainance on the newspapers market (The Irish Times)

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Newspapers to amend business practices considered anti-competitive by The Competition Authority* The Competition Authority today (13th December) announced details of its investigation into allegations that the price at which retailers sell newspapers was fixed. The Competition Authority has (...)

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