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
  • Company Law Auditing and Accounting Policy
  • Company Law Development & 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 Administration

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

Company Law Auditing and Accounting Policy

Sabha Greene, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2527

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

John Moynihan, Accountant Grade 1
Tel: +353 1 631 2702

Marie Dempsey, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2719

Ciarán McLoughlin, Administrative Officer
Tel: +353 1 631  2741

Company Law Development & EU Unit

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

Deirdre O’Higgins, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2692

Tara Coogan, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2664

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

Colin Delaney, Clerical Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2711

PIAB Liaison Unit

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

Derval Monahan, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2671

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

Colette Reilly, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2675

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

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

Product Safety 

Sean Smith, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2611

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

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

Website for compliance information: businessregulation.ie

Internal Audit Unit

Email: internalaudit@dbei.gov.ie

Tel: +353 1 631 2414

Personal Injuries Commission

Chairperson: Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns

Secretary: Derval Monahan, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation 

Tel: +353 1 631 2671

Email: derval.monahan@dbei.gov.ie 

More information on the Personal Injuries Commission

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