Competition Authority recommends changes to improve competition in Irish ports* The Competition Authority has published on 29 November 2013 a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland which found competition in port services could be improved. The study was commissioned by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2012. The study looks at how competition is working between ports and within individual ports in Ireland. The key findings of the study are: · The characteristics of the ports sector in Ireland mean that competition between ports is always going to be limited - principally for historical and geographical reasons. · Making sure that competition within a port is working well for each service provided
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