The Irish Criminal Circuit Court in Dublin imposes criminal sanctions on a cartel in the oil market (Dalton / Corrib Oil)

This case puts an end to procedures initiated at the behest of the Competition Authority by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) between April and June 2004. Having returned 24 defendants for trial on indictment in Galway circuit court at that time the DPP later let it be known that he wished to initially proceed to try only four of these cases. A prosecution case was prepared against Corrib Oil Company Limited, its director Mr. Eugene Dalton, Mr. J.P. Lambe and Mr. Tom Connolly. These trials were then moved to the Dublin Circuit Court on the grounds that the defendants were unlikely to get a fair jury

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  • London School of Economics (London)

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Orla Lynskey, The Irish Criminal Circuit Court in Dublin imposes criminal sanctions on a cartel in the oil market (Dalton / Corrib Oil), 24 January 2007, e-Competitions January 2007, Art. N° 13215

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