A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement team has published its report on merger control by Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in 2020. It gives an insight into who bought whom, how long it took to get approval, when issues arose, which sectors were in play and so on. Despite the events of 2020, the number of deals notified to the CCPC was not down materially – 13% from 47 to 41. ICT, healthcare, financial services and retail were the sectors most in play. The report also makes a number of predictions for 2021.