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# Competition Authority

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Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved
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
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
Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.
This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry
It’s all terribly dramatic.
'A powerful watchdog with real teeth': Ireland to get a new consumer body
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See the full text of a letter from David McRedmond to the Minister for Communications.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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
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
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
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
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
The Irish Farmers’ Association HQ in Dublin was raided as part of an investigation into milk price-fixing allegations.
The Daily Fix: Friday
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 typically involve a number of businesses conspiring to make consumers pay more for goods and services.