Competition watchdog seeks powers to smash cartels

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has said it has ‘real case experiences’ of knowing where cartel members are conducting their business, but is unable to gather evidence due to current restrictions on its powers.

11th April, 2021
Competition watchdog seeks powers to smash cartels
Isolde Goggin is the chairwoman of the CCPC: ‘The CCPC has real case experiences of knowing where and when cartel meetings are being held, but is not allowed currently to obtain evidence of what is happening during these meetings’

The state’s competition watchdog has told the government it is being hamstrung by inadequate legislation which prevents it from adequately tackling cartels operating in Ireland.

In a submission to the Department of Enterprise, The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) said it has “real case experiences” of knowing where cartel members are conducting their business, but is unable to gather evidence due to current restrictions on its powers.

“The CCPC has...

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