Editorial: Cost of living crisis cannot be blamed solely on government

The current inflationary pressures are out of the control of national politics, but Sinn Féin is reaping political dividends by blaming domestic policies

Inflation is a difficult political issue. It affects everybody, is caused by nobody and is nearly impossible to control at a national level. Picture: Getty

The cost of living crisis continues to rumble on and is likely to remain the chief political issue facing the Irish government for the rest of this year, if not the rest of its term.

In today’s Business Post/Red C poll, there is clear evidence that the rapid rise in inflation in recent months has increased the financial strain on households. Almost two-thirds of people say they have “little to no” disposable income due to ...