Some price hikes likely permanent, Martin tells FF ard fheis

Fianna Fáil delegates warn that the biggest threat to their party is the rise of Sinn Féin, with some privately warning that they would quit the party if it considered going into coalition with them

Taoiseach Micheal Martin giving his leaders speech at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in the RDS Dublin. Picture: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that some of the rising prices caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are likely to be “permanent”.

He pledged in his speech at Fianna Fáil’s 80th ard fheis in the RDS in Dublin yesterday to provide more help for families and businesses.

“Some factors pushing up prices, and especially energy prices, will hopefully be short term in their impact and prices will follow the historical trend and reverse. Others ...