ALONE releases Pre-Budget Submission amid calls to protect older people from “unsustainable” increases to cost of living

ALONE has launched its full Pre-Budget Submission and has called on Government to urgently take action for older people, saying that repeated increases in the cost of living are unsustainable and the situation is now becoming “critical” for many older people. Recent surges in the cost of energy and food, and particularly the increases from […]

EY Future Consumer Index: Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

Consumers prioritising affordability over sustainability for the first time since mid-pandemic in June 2021 Western markets pessimistic on future economic outlook compared to emerging markets Growing challenges for fast fashion and customer retention as 64% of consumers ignore the latest fashion trends   Consumers globally are preparing to hunker down for a long financial squeeze, […]

Ireland Now Second Most Expensive EU Country – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to immediately address the skyrocketing cost of accessing consumer goods and services within the state. Deputy McGrath was speaking after an analysis performed by Eurostat showed that Irish prices for a broad cross-section of consumer goods and services were the second highest in the […]