CSO reports slight fall in consumer prices for January

Irish consumer prices fell 0.5% in January, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

However, that's an increase of 1.2% on the same period last year.

Over the 12 months there were increases in the cost of education (4.7%), alcohol and cigarettes (4.5%) and goods and services (3.6%).

Meanwhile, the cost of communications (5.7%), furniture and household equipment (3.3%) and clothes and shoes (1.2%) all dropped.

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