EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly e...

Government wants more SMEs to tender as groups

A new guide to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) comply with competition law when tendering as part of a consortium has been published. The guide, which has been produced by the recently-estab...

‘Public procurement laws in need of review’

Council officials came under fire this week for a decision to award a key local infrastructural contract to a company from Northern Ireland. Elected members, led by Cllr Seamus Butler, questioned why...