Meant to post this earlier. The CSO released its figures for August on the 13th of this month, inflation as measured by the HICP is rising at 2.6% year on year. The live register and the related unemployment picture released on the 5th is, frankly, horrendous. I haven’t seen a discussion of these figures on Irish Economy. Constantin has a nice post showing inflation stats in an historical perspective.
This chart is still shocking, despite there being essentially no new information within it.