Irish Competition Authority

Irish Competition Authority (Dublin), 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 Authority lets a merger between laundry businesses serving healthcare providers go into effect after having found they fulfilled all required commitments (Berendsen / Kings Laundry)

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Berendsen/Kings Laundry merger update* On 8 July 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition of sole control of Kings Laundry Limited (Kings Laundry) by Berendsen Ireland Limited (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority concludes examination of beef industry complaints without going into full investigation due to lack of evidence to prove complainants’ claims

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CCPC Concludes Examination of Beef Industry Complaints* The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today written to over 200 individuals, including the Independent Farmers of Ireland, the Beef Plan Movement, and the Irish Farmers Association, regarding the outcome of an (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority opens a civil competition law investigation against a professional association of restaurants suspected to coordinate the conduct of its members (Restaurants Association of Ireland)

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CCPC examines potential anti-competitive conduct by the Restaurants Association of Ireland* The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has commenced a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI). The investigation follows (...)

Irish Competition Authority The Irish Competition Authority secures commitments from a number of universities to change their procurement practices in the supply of graduation gowns (National University of Ireland / Trinity College Dublin / Dublin City University / University of Limerick)

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CCPC secures commitments in the supply of graduation gowns* The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has secured Commitments from a number of Irish universities to change their procurement practices in the supply of graduation gowns. Following a complaint, the CCPC sought (...)

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 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 barriers 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 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 issues a guidance note setting out its view concerning preferred repairer arrangements in the insurance market

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Competition Authority guidance on preferred repairers in the insurance market* The Competition Authority regularly receives complaints about ‘preferred repairer’ arrangements in the insurance market. We have assessed these arrangements from a competition perspective and published a guidance note (...)

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

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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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