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#Competition Authority

# competition-authority - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

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

# competition-authority - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement GPs

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.

# competition-authority - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry

It’s all terribly dramatic.

# competition-authority - Monday 31 March, 2014

'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.

# competition-authority - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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 - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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 - Friday 12 July, 2013

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.

# competition-authority - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

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.

# competition-authority - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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 - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

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.

# competition-authority - Monday 23 April, 2012

RTÉ not capable of reform, says TV3 chief

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

# competition-authority - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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.

# competition-authority - Monday 12 March, 2012

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.

# competition-authority - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

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.

# competition-authority - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# competition-authority - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

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.

# competition-authority - Friday 13 May, 2011

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 - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

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.