Who We Are

Commerce, Consumer and Competition Division

The Commerce, Consumer and Competition Division is the policy arm of the Department for developing a legal framework to deliver a fair and efficient market in which Irish commerce prospers and consumers are protected.

The Division is concerned with delivering an environment for business in which there is fair competition; dynamism and productivity flourishes; and in which there is consumer and investor confidence. Our regulatory regime is intended to ensure that business is conducted with probity and integrity but without undue administrative burdens and that the rights of investors, consumers and creditors are protected, transparent and enforced. 

In relation to Internal Audit, the Division aims to ensure that the highest standards of internal corporate governance is promoted through the work of the Department's internal audit function.

Assistant Secretary: Breda Power

Units of Commerce, Consumer and Competition Division

  • Company Law Policy
  • Auditing, Accounting Policy and Enforcement Legislation
  • Company Law Development and EU Unit
  • PIAB Liaison Unit
  • Competition and Consumer Policy
  • Better Regulation and CRO/RFS Policy and Liaison Unit
  • Internal Audit Unit

Unit Contacts

Company Law Policy

Eadaoin Collins, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2668

Matthew Day, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2718

Joan Howley, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2613

Auditing, Accounting Policy and Enforcement Legislation

Nina Brennan, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2257

Orla O'Brien, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2549

John Maher, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2771

Eugene Shiels, Clerical Officer
Tel: +353 1 631  2568

Company Law Development and EU Unit

Helen Curley, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2638

Therese Walsh, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2695

Tara Keane, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2675

Emma Geraghty, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2628

PIAB Liaison Unit

Eadaoin Collins, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2668

Gillian Leyden, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2585

More information on PIAB Liaison

Competition and Consumer Policy

Email: conspol@dbei.gov.ie

Kieran Grace, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2676

Competition Policy

Siona Ryan, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2774

Helena Connellan, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2503

Helen McCarthy, Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2618

Bridget Cosgrave, Clerical Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2611

Consumer Policy

Bill Cox, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2663

Paul Brennan, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2612

Aedin Doyle, Higher Executive Officer,
Tel: +353 1 631 2652

Anne Barrett, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2620 

Emma Hanrahan, Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2623

Product Safety 

Sean Smith, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2625

Better Regulation and CRO/RFS Policy and Liaison Unit

Email: businessregulation@dbei.gov.ie

Gary Martin, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2630

John Chambers, Assistant Principal
Tel: + 353 1 631 2528

Teodora Corcoran, Assistant Principal
Tel: + 353 1 631 3283

Caroline Kiernan, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: + 353 1 631 2631

Website for compliance information: businessregulation.ie

Internal Audit Unit

Email: internalaudit@dbei.gov.ie

Tel: +353 1 631 2414

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