On 27 February 2014, the Irish Competition Authority published its 2013 Annual Report.  A notable feature of this report is that it is the first report produced after Ireland exited its “bailout” by the Trokia: the IMF, ECB and EU. The Memorandum of Understanding 2010 Bailout required the Government to implement reforms in three areas: fiscal consolidation, financial sector reform and structural reforms. The latter included “measures to encourage competition in sheltered sectors of the economy.” While Ireland was able to exit the bailout in December 2013, due to the successes of reforms in the former two areas, the Competition Authority noted: while considerable progress has been made in restructuring the public finances and the financial sector, some of the key competition
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