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Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

Dec 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 6,856 Views 8 Comments

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement
# GPs
# GPs

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement

May 28th 2014, 11:55 AM 4,560 Views 3 Comments

A comprehensive framework agreement has also been made with the Department of Health which will allow the IMO to fully represent its GP members.

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
# Competition Authority
# Competition Authority

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

May 28th 2014, 8:09 AM 13,839 Views 11 Comments

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry
# Media Wars
# Media Wars

This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry

May 1st 2014, 10:26 AM 15,886 Views 22 Comments

It’s all terribly dramatic.

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body

Mar 31st 2014, 2:06 PM 6,279 Views 19 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 will also ‘modernise’ laws relating to media mergers.

Legality of tax loopholes to be investigated by the European Union
# Investigation
# Investigation

Legality of tax loopholes to be investigated by the European Union

Feb 11th 2014, 4:38 PM 6,823 Views 14 Comments

The head of the authority said today that certain Member States have been asked to provide further information on their tax affairs.

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors
# Escalating
# Escalating

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

Jul 16th 2013, 3:25 PM 6,365 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

Competition Authority warns GPs against withdrawal from Primary Care Teams
# Doctors
# Doctors

Competition Authority warns GPs against withdrawal from Primary Care Teams

Jul 12th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,515 Views 94 Comments

The authority has told the Irish Medical Organisation that any refusal to join Government-run health teams would break European law.

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate

Mar 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 18 Views 22 Comments

There are many reasons why competition in the healthcare sector will not work in the same way as it does in markets for other goods and services, says Brian Turner – who asks if more competition would mean better value.

Consumer body seeking €130k chief executive for soon-to-be-merged body
# Merger
# Merger

Consumer body seeking €130k chief executive for soon-to-be-merged body

Dec 18th 2012, 2:44 PM 6,268 Views 31 Comments

The National Consumer Agency is seeking a new chief executive, despite being set to merge with the Competition Authority.

Competition Authority blocks Easons takeover of book wholesaler Argosy
# Competition
# Competition

Competition Authority blocks Easons takeover of book wholesaler Argosy

Oct 2nd 2012, 10:02 AM 4,684 Views 6 Comments

The authority said it was concerned that the Easons takeover of the only other Irish wholesaler could increase prices.

RTÉ not capable of reform, says TV3 chief
# Television
# Television

RTÉ not capable of reform, says TV3 chief

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:48 PM 2,839 Views 31 Comments

See the full text of a letter from David McRedmond to the Minister for Communications.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 11th 2012, 8:06 PM 5,332 Views 6 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority
# Investigation
# Investigation

APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority

Apr 11th 2012, 6:11 PM 3,166 Views 6 Comments

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Ireland has accused Bord Gáis of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour.

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted
# Health
# Health

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted

Mar 12th 2012, 2:38 PM 4,201 Views 3 Comments

The change will mean more doctors will be allowed to treat patients who hold medical cards – improving access and increasing competition.

RTÉ gets green light in advertising dispute with TV3
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ gets green light in advertising dispute with TV3

Jan 17th 2012, 6:30 PM 6,677 Views 17 Comments

The competition watchdog has approved commitments by the State broadcaster – which had been accused by TV3 of selling adverts inappropriately.

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals
# Quangos
# Quangos

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals

Jul 6th 2011, 8:07 AM 677 Views 4 Comments

The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.

Farmers' union holds Dublin rally against raid on HQ
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers' union holds Dublin rally against raid on HQ

May 25th 2011, 2:36 PM 672 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association HQ in Dublin was raided as part of an investigation into milk price-fixing allegations.

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

May 13th 2011, 8:07 PM 4,203 Views 0 Comments

In your Friday Fix: Shocking beheading in Tenerife; DAA chairman resigns; Clerics killed in Libya; A ‘hi-tech’ bosca bruscair in Dublin; Porn stash at the bin Laden compound; and a “smash-and-grab” raid at the Irish Farm Centre.

Competition Authority received over two dozen allegations of illegal cartels in 2010
# Cartels
# Cartels

Competition Authority received over two dozen allegations of illegal cartels in 2010

Mar 2nd 2011, 10:07 AM 510 Views 0 Comments

Cartels typically involve a number of businesses conspiring to make consumers pay more for goods and services.