December 1999 / January 2000

Ireland: Review Group publishes proposals for reform of Irish competition law

01 December 2000

The recommendations in the Report are designed to streamline the administration of Irish competition law and encourage effective enforcement. They do not, however, propose radical structural reforms such as those contained in the European Commission’s proposals for the modernisation of EC competition law. It is expected that the Group will take account of these proposals when its final report on Irish competition and merger legislation is published early in the new year. This may result in more radical proposals than those contained in this interim report.