Competition watchdog gets more staff

The Competition Authority is to be beefed up with ten additional staff set to join the cartels and monopolies division.

14th April, 2012

The Competition Authority is to be beefed up with ten additional staff set to join the cartels and monopolies division.

The body has seen its numbers reduced in recent years, falling from 59 staff in January 2006 to its current level of 39.

However, it is understood that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is seeking an increase of ten staff to aid in the investigation of anti-competitive practices in business.

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