Cabinet to discuss rip-off prices in large stores

The Cabinet is set to discuss the ongoing high prices faced by Irish consumers when it holds its regular weekly meeting in Dublin today.

The Tánaiste, Mary Coughlan, is due to present a report to her fellow ministers following a recent meeting with the National Consumer Agency.

The talks were arranged after the Government came under fire over the failure of large chain stores to reduce the price of certain imported goods due to the narrowing exchange rate between Sterling and the euro.

Speaking in Dublin yesterday, the Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, said the Government would bring pressure to bear to ensure the consumer gets the best deal.

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