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: John Newham

Units of Commerce, Consumer and Competition Division

  • PIAB Liaison
  • Company Law Policy (IAASA and ODCE Liaison)
  • Better Regulation and CRO/RFS/RBO Policy and Liaison
  • Company Law Accounting and Auditing
  • Company Law Development and EU
  • Competition and Consumer Policy
  • Internal Audit

Unit Contacts

UnitContact points

PIAB Liaison Unit

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

Anne Barrett, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2620

Barry Cullen, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2636

Company Law Policy Unit (IAASA and ODCE Liaison)

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

Jane Dollard, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2695

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

Better Regulation and CRO/RFS/RBO Policy and Liaison Unit

Email: businessregulation@enterprise.gov.ie

John Shine, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2630

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

Company Law Accounting and Auditing Unit

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

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

John O’Byrne, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2542

Company Law Development and EU Unit

Fiona O'Dea, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2638

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

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

Company Law (Legal Adviser)

Tanya Holly, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2692

Competition and Consumer Policy

Email: conspol@enterprise.gov.ie

Clare McNamara, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2676

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

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

Grainne O'Carroll, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2774

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

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

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

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

Christine Murray, Administrative Officer

Internal Audit Unit

Email: internalaudit@enterprise.gov.ie

Malachy Quinn, Principal Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2215

Colm Dorgan, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2426

Imelda Shaughnessy, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2181

Tony Daly, Assistant Principal
Tel: +353 1 631 2357

Linda O’Kiersey, Higher Executive Officer
Tel: +353 1 631 2414

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