A confidential report by government officials recommends that the controversial Groceries Order, which stops retailers from cutting prices on many items, be abolished immediately.
The report, which was drawn up by officials at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, says the order is anti-competitive, acts against consumer interests, is a factor in pushing up inflation and has created some of the most expensive grocery prices in Europe.
The order, which bans below-cost selling of...
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