The Irish High Court holds the Health Service Executive to be an undertaking under the traditional Court of Justice definition (Medicall Ambulance)

This case concerns an allegation of a breach of dominant position contrary to the Irish Competition Act made by a private ambulance operator against the Health Service Executive, which is a public body that also operates ambulances. This judgment dealt with the preliminary issue as to whether the HSE was an undertaking for the purposes of Competition Law. The judgment was delivered on 8th March 2011. Facts The HSE is a statutory body established to discharge a wide range of functions in relation to the provision of health-care and personal and social services in the Republic of Ireland (“the State”). One of its functions is the provision of ambulance services through its National Ambulance Service. The HSE maintains a network of regional call centres, each of which processes requests

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Patrick O'Brien, The Irish High Court holds the Health Service Executive to be an undertaking under the traditional Court of Justice definition (Medicall Ambulance) , 8 March 2011, e-Competitions March 2011, Art. N° 38147

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