Consumer prices increased 0.3 per cent in July, compared with the same period last year, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.
The most notable changes over the year were increases in education (4.5 per cent), alcohol and tobacco (3.7 per cent) and restaurants and hotels (2.5 per cent).
Decreases were seen in communications (-5.1 per cent), clothing and footwear (-3.6 per cent) and furnishings and household maintenance (-3.3 per cent).
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