Grocery inflation nationally over the past year is measured at 15.4 per cent.

It's the highest level ever recorded, and higher than our nearest neighbour ,the UK.

Despite Ireland priding itself as being a food producer and exporting large amounts of food - the prices of food here are skyrocketing.

Kantar which carried out a study showing shoppers spend almost 100 euro more on groceries this December than last.

The figures show that households bought less products - which exacerbates the inflation problem.

It was the first non-restriction Christmas in three years with shoppers spending 119 million euro more than previously, with sales hitting record breaking levels.

 

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