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Constitution of Ireland


Article 45.2. The State shall, in particular, direct its policy towards securing :(…) iii. That, especially, the operation of free competition shall not be allowed so to develop as to result in the concentration of the ownership or control of essential commodities in a few individuals to the common detriment. (…).Article 45.3.1. The State shall favour and, where necessary, supplement private initiative in industry and commerce.