No wonder unions keep asking for more: Enda keeps caving in
In these grim and incredibly uncertain times, let's remind ourselves of some good news which is becoming more relevant by the day. That news is that the cost of living has come down and it looks as if it will come down further in the months ahead.
Naturally, not all prices are falling, but some have fallen a great deal, according to the CSO's inflation stats.
When it comes to clothing ourselves, we are all enjoying lots of bargains. Over the past 10 years, the prices of clothes and shoes have fallen by a whopping 40pc. Prices of furniture and household appliances - washing machines, dishwashers and the like - are one-quarter lower than they were in 2006.