Consumer Protection Authority will decide whether waste regulator is needed
The government's struck a deal with Fianna Fáil to ward off an embarrassing Dáil defeat on bin charges.
It's won Fianna Fáil support for its plan to set up a waste charges watchdog, within the current Department of Communications.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Authority will also be asked to examine whether a full regulator is needed for the sector.
Fianna Fáil's Timmy Dooley says it's clear that without a regulator, the problem falls to the government - who won't do anything: