Annual CPI for September in Ireland slipped to -6.5% from -5.9% a year earlier, while the monthly reading plunged to -0.4% from 0.4% in August.

As for the EU Harmonised reading, it slumped to -0.4% relative to the preceding 0.2% and the anticipated -0.1%. For the year, the reading plummeted to -3.0% compared with the previous -2.4% and the estimated -2.5%.