Confused watchdog lacks bite

The number of bodies regulating Irish business has swelled beyond recognition over the past decade.

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Ian Kehoe

14th October, 2006

The number of bodies regulating Irish business has swelled beyond recognition over the past decade. Regardless of the industry or the profession, there is a state-funded watchdog snapping at its heels and barking out instructions.

But within this regulatory jungle, the Competition Authority is undoubtedly Ireland’s biggest and most powerful beast. Established four years ago, the authority enforces the rights of the little guy and ensures the big players of Irish business play by the...

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