Prices up 0.6% in August
on 13/09/2012 13:46:54
The report from the Central Statistics Office showed prices rose by 0.6% in the last month alone, year-on-year the cost of consumer goods has grown by 2%.
The biggest changes in the last year were in the area of education, up 9.6%, mainly due to an increase in third-level fees.
Transport costs are up 8.3%, driven by an increase in airfares and higher fuel costs.
These were offset by a falling mortgage costs and a decrease in the cost of recreational and sporting services.
Prices increased by 0.2% in August of 2011.