The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Committee acts to stop potentially anti-competitive conduct by private landlords (IPOA)

Two cheers for the Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission action against potentially anti-competitive conduct by private landlords* Introduction With great alacrity Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has intervened successfully to hold the Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA), an association of undertakings, to account for potentially anti-competitive behaviour. Notwithstanding the CCPC’s prompt action, its conduct nevertheless raises issues: (i) weak or under enforcement of competition law, given the IPOA’s past behaviour; and, (ii) inconsistent application of competition law in the face of collective action by trade associations in the response to Government policy. The CCPC’s Intervention On 16 December 2016 the IPOA, (founded in

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Paul Gorecki, The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Committee acts to stop potentially anti-competitive conduct by private landlords (IPOA), 19 January 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2017, Art. N° 83541

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