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June 20, 2018

Former director fined €45,000 for bid-rigging tenders

The Court of Criminal Appeal today increased a fine handed down to a former director, Brendan Smith, for engaging in bid-rigging in the procurement …...

May 30, 2018

Are you buying a new car and considering using finance? How do you know if PCP is right for you?

Personal Contract Plans (PCPs) have quickly become one of the most popular forms of car finance with approximately one third of new cars now …...

May 2, 2018

CCPC obtains commitments from BWG to secure approval for proposed acquisition of 4 Aces Wholesale

Following an extensive investigation, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today cleared the proposed acquisition of 4 Aces Wholesale Limited (“4 Aces”) …...

April 24, 2018

The CCPC clears proposed acquisition of Irish Examiner

Following an extensive investigation, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared the proposed transaction whereby the Irish Times designated activity company (which …...

March 22, 2018

CCPC to carry out Phase 2 investigation of Irish Examiner acquisition

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a Phase 2 investigation into the proposed transaction whereby the Irish Times …...

March 21, 2018

Impact of Brexit on consumers in Ireland assessed in new research commissioned by the CCPC

Research undertaken by the ESRI and commissioned by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has assessed the potential impact of Brexit on Irish …...

March 6, 2018

CCPC publishes report on PCP car finance market

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today published a detailed report analysing the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market. Prompted by …...

February 14, 2018

Opening statement by Isolde Goggin to joint Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to speak to you today about the proposal for a Directive to empower competition …...

February 9, 2018

Consultation on the Irish Household Waste Collection Market

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has opened a public consultation to seek views on the Irish household waste collection market. The information …...

January 30, 2018

CCPC begins Public Consultation on contracts of care in long-term residential care services for older people

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) announced today that it has opened a public consultation seeking views from those who have entered contracts …...

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