Case C- 209/07 Competition Authority v Beef Industry Development Society Ltd and Barry Brothers (Carriagemore) Meats Ltd [Archived]
Case C- 209/07 Competition Authority v Beef Industry Development Society Ltd and Barry Brothers (Carriagemore) Meats Ltd [Archived]

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OutlineNational reference from the Irish Supreme Court to the Court of Justice seeking to clarify what amounts to an anti-competitive object20/11/2008Court of Justice issues judgment
Parties• Irish Competition Authority
• Beef Industry Development Society Ltd (BIDS)
• Barry Brothers (Carrigmore) Meats Ltd (Barry Brothers)
04/09/2008Advocate General issues opinion
Market(s)• Irish beef and veal processing market08/03/2007Questions referred to Court of Justice by the Supreme Court
Background to reference• A study carried out in 1988, on the joint request by the Irish government and the representatives of the beef industry, concluded that it was necessary to reduce the number of meat processors in Ireland from 20 to a figure between four to six to avoid decline in profitability.
• A report based on the study carried out recommended that the undertakings which were to remain in the market (‘the stayers)’ should compensate, by creating a compensation fund, the undertakings forced

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