Ireland 2012: High prices, high unemployment, high fertility

Ireland was the only country in the EU to experience a decrease in inflation between 2008 and 2012 but prices remain high by EU standards, according to a wide ranging new CSO report.

21st January, 2014
The report painted a picture of an economy in trauma during 2012.

Ireland was the only country in the EU to experience a decrease in inflation between 2008 and 2012 but prices remain high by EU standards, according to a new report.

The “Measuring Ireland’s Progress 2012” report, published by the Central Statistics Office today found that Ireland was the fifth most expensive EU state in 2012, after Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg with prices 15 per cent above the EU average. However, this represents a considerable improvement on...

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