Powerless warning

Hilarious to witness the Competition Authority flexing its scrawny muscle in a warning to Food Drinks Industry Ireland (FDII) and the Irish Auctioneers’ and Valuers’ Institute. The authority has warned the two groups about recent indications of price rises.

The warning is hilarious because we know from the most recent investigation into the cartel at Irish Ford Dealers Association that the authority can only afford to carry out one investigation at a time. That particular investigation consumed all the authority’s resources over a three year period.

Despite the best efforts of staff at the Competition Authority they have no hope of dealing with the greed and skullduggery that is virtually endemic throughout Ireland unless they are properly funded