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News Archive 2024

Previous years Check out our Competition Economics Blog. January Dublin 2nd January – CCPC Publishes 2023 Mergers Report. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) published its annual mergers report for 2023. 68 transactions were notified to the CCPC during the course of the year, the same number as in 2022. The CCPC reached a […]

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Hosting Some Matches in Euro 2028 is Good News – Just Don’t Expect Any Economic Bonanza.

Last week it was confirmed that the 2028 European Championships would be jointly hosted by Ireland and the UK. The announcement hardly came as a surprise given that Turkey which had submitted the only alternative to the joint Irish/UK bid, had withdrawn its bid the previous week. Thus, the decision by UEFA amounted to little

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News Archive 2023

Other years For Pre 2011 stories go to the Compecon Newsletter Archive. Check out our Competition Economics Blog. January Washington D.C. 5th January – FTC Challenges Employment Non-Compete Clauses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had taken legal action against 3 companies and 2 individuals, forcing them to drop non-compete restrictions that they

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Call for League of Ireland Clubs to Agree Minimum Transfer Fees for Selling Players.

Today’s Irish Times contains an interesting story which claims that Bohemians had called on other League of Ireland soccer clubs “to enter a ‘collective agreement’ that establishes a base level on transfer fees.” This move is supposedly designed to reduce the outflow of players from League of Ireland clubs to overseas, mainly UK, clubs. A

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Are Rugby Teams Maximisers?

Last weekend France beat Ireland 30-24 in Paris in the second round of this year’s Six Nations rugby championship. The following night the Los Angeles Rams won the Superbowl with a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The connection? A paper published in the Journal of Political Economy back in 2006. 72 minutes into the

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2021 – A busy year for mergers

2021 Saw Big Jump in Merger Notifications. The number of mergers notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) increased significantly in 2021. The CCPC’s Mergers & Acquisitions Report for the year, which was published earlier this month, reveals that 81 mergers were notified to it last year, compared with 41 in 2020. The

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News Archive 2022

Other years For Pre 2011 stories go to the Compecon Newsletter Archive. Check out our Competition Economics Blog. January Dublin 4th January – CCPC Publishes Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2021. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission published its 2021 Mergers & Acquisitions Report. The report provides an overview of merger cases decided by the CCPC

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