Dáil debates

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Other Questions

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

3:35 pm

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

This question is hugely relevant to the public, in particular consumers, in regard to anti-competitive practices. Has the Minister examined empowering the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in regard to issuing civil fines for anti-competitive practices? To outline the definition of anti-competitive practices, as we would see them, there is what is called hard-core cartel activity, for example, price fixing, bid rigging or market sharing, and also what are called non-core infringements, which would be an abuse of dominant position within the marketplace.


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