Consumer prices were on average 1.5 per cent lower in October compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothing and footwear all fell.

Consumer prices were on average 1.5 per cent lower in October compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothin(...)

Music therapist and researcher Katie Fitzpatrick with fellow researcher, Steve Ryan, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance University of Limerick.

Sufferers of chronic pain can often become isolated and unsupported both because their pain is hidden and also because it goes on for years. For thes(...)

The imposition of restrictions to suppress coronavirus has curtailed consumer activity and turned inflation into deflation. Photograph: PA Wire

Consumer prices were on average 1 per cent lower in August compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothing a(...)

People taking part in Darkness Into Light, in aid of Pieta House, in Skerries, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is facing a “tsunami” of mental health problems due to the coronavirus pandemic, with early indications showing an increase in suicide and sel(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence follows US President Donald Trump as they arrive for the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US. inflation slowed sharply in March as the coronavirus helped push down fuel and other costs, while an underlying gauge of consumer prices posted th(...)

British inflation fell in February, before the coronavirus crisis hit the country, and economists predict a further sharp fall in the next couple of m(...)

Protestors scale a shale gas rig at Merseyside in the UK in 2011. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

The Government will not support any grant application for EU funding by the Shannon liquefied natural gas (LNG)project until “a security of supply rev(...)

Is the Irish savings model broken? Photograph: Ivan Bliznetsov/iStock/Getty

Has there ever been a worse time to be a saver? Credit unions don’t want your money; pan-European savings platforms such as Raisin, which has rates of(...)

The Fine Gael intention is to link payments such as the pension to the consumer price index this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has said it will “completely” oppose an attempt by the Government to link welfare increases to inflation, in an early indication of a pote(...)

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should increase capital funding for public housing, end evictions and cap rents to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis, a Cork r(...)

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