CONSUMER PRICES remained unchanged in July and are now down by only 0.1% since July of last year according to the CSO. Clothing prices are down almost 9% over the year while food and non-alcoholic beverage prices are down almost 4%. Education and utilities are up by 9.2% and 5.5% respectively.
# prices - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.
# prices - Monday 6 May, 2013
You even get your very own waterfall…
# prices - Sunday 28 April, 2013
Good news for Arians though (if you believe this kind of thing, that is…).
# prices - Monday 22 April, 2013
Tourists told Fáilte Ireland that Ireland has improved significantly in giving value for money over the past 10 years.
# prices - Thursday 21 February, 2013
Alcohol, tobacco and education all increased in price while clothes and household furniture fell.
# prices - Sunday 2 December, 2012
Dr Declan Bedford said we need a national strategy that should include minimum pricing in Ireland to control alcohol sales at discount prices.
# prices - Thursday 8 November, 2012
Figures from the CSO show prices for transport fell last month while increasing third level costs drove education up.
# prices - Friday 26 October, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains confident entering the holiday season.
# prices - Monday 22 October, 2012
The company said the fact that people are living longer with chronic illnesses and the rising cost of public hospitals were the main factors contributing to the increase.
# prices - Sunday 14 October, 2012
Daft.ie has matched the prices in the national property price index with its own, and believes the market is stabilising.
There has been a lot of interest in the new property price register website since it launched two weeks ago.
# prices - Thursday 11 October, 2012
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.
The price of goods and services in Ireland rose 1.6 per cent in the 12 months to September 2012.
# prices - Sunday 30 September, 2012
Propertypriceregister.ie, which provides detailed information on residential property prices in Ireland, was launched this afternoon.
# prices - Saturday 15 September, 2012
Our Government appears to be depending on another round of runaway price inflation, writes Aaron McKenna – but where does that leave us?
# prices - Thursday 9 August, 2012
Latest Consumer Price Index from the CSO shows increases in education, transport, alcohol and tobacco since July 2011.
# prices - Saturday 28 July, 2012
The energy supplier has asked the regulator for permission to raise prices by 7.54 per cent in October.
# prices - Saturday 23 June, 2012
Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.
# prices - Thursday 7 June, 2012
Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.
# prices - Thursday 10 May, 2012
Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.
# prices - Tuesday 8 May, 2012
However the index showed that there were changes in the individual commodities such as electricity, natural gas, oil and coal.
# prices - Thursday 12 April, 2012
Education, transport, alcohol and tobacco saw the biggest increases in price over the past year according to new data from the Central Statistics Office.
# prices - Thursday 26 January, 2012
Senator Catherine Noone says she carried out a price survey in more than 100 Dublin pubs and found that customers were being charged more per litre for water and soft drinks than for beer and stout.
# prices - Tuesday 17 January, 2012
The fall in inflation has raised hopes that the European Central Bank may reduce interest rates.
# prices - Monday 21 November, 2011
The cost of common dental treatments is down by 21 per cent in some cases, as are elective medical procedures – but the cost of laser eye surgery is up by 21 per cent.
# prices - Thursday 11 August, 2011
CSO monthly figures reveal Irish inflation rate at 2.7 per cent for three months in-a-row.
# prices - Sunday 31 July, 2011
Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: What happens to demand for gin when the price of tonic changes?
# prices - Saturday 30 July, 2011
Stephen Kinsella’s new book, QuickWin ECONOMICS, answers 100 questions you might have on the subject. In this excerpt: Why don’t Big Macs cost the same in every country?
# prices - Tuesday 3 May, 2011
The pace of growth in manufacturing rose slightly in April, while new orders also remain strong according to NCB.
# prices - Tuesday 29 March, 2011
The answer: well, legally, yes – as long as the ‘higher’ prices have been imposed for long enough.
# prices - Thursday 12 August, 2010
# prices - Tuesday 10 August, 2010
THE NATIONAL Consumer Agency has released figures that show that the cost of supermarket groceries in Ireland have dropped by 14%.
Prices have fallen over that last 18 months, according to the study, which examined the cost of 103 branded grocery items in Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Superquinn and 87 items when SuperValu was included.
Read the survey here.
The results showed that there was virtually no price difference on branded goods between Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Superquinn; the difference between the cheapest and most expensive a basket of 103 items was just €1.14 or 0.4%.
The cost of the sample baskets:
Dunnes Stores = €279.62
Tesco = €280.69
Superquinn = €280.76
Ann Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the National Consumer Agency, says that while it is good news that prices are dropping, the study also highlights that a lack of competitiveness exists between the state’s largest retailers – which a serious issue for Irish consumers:
The results show that while grocery prices have dropped across the board, over the past 18 months, there is evidence that the most powerful retailers in the State, between them controlling 70% of the market… are still price matching in core branded items to a significant degree, albeit at much lower levels than in 2007 and 2008.
This suggests that competitive pricing is still not a feature of the Irish grocery market and to address this there is a real need for a new entrant to the market to offer consumers a real alternative.
# prices - Wednesday 4 August, 2010
If you’ve been clocking up airmails and are hankering after a new iPhone 4, you’ll like this nifty little infographic from the website Sizzledtech.com, which collates iPhone 4 prices from around the world.
The must-have gadget is most expensive in Italy, where the 32GB version will set you back a cool €779. You’ll do far better if you hop on a plane to Hong Kong, however, where you can pick up the same device for €585.
In an unexpected piece of pleasant news, Ireland is a cheaper place to buy an iPhone 4 than eight other countries, including Britain.
Read the full story.