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Government ‘not happy’ about food prices – Coveney

The Minister for Enterprise says food prices are running at ‘roughly double’ general inflation rates

Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Picture: PA

The government is “not happy” about the current cost of food, Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, has said.

“Food prices running at roughly double what general inflation is. . . the government is not happy about it, and we expect to see reductions in the prices of food,” Minister Coveney told a Joint Oireachtas on Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

This is an area the government is going to watch very closely, he ...