Housewives take a stand against food price increases in Ireland following changes in Europe which fixed agricultural support payments.

Food prices in Ireland rose rapidly in 1974 due to changes in EEC prices and the Green Pound Agreement, which fixed EEC agricultural support payments at a different exchange rate to currency values. Housewives decided to make a stand with a protest campaign led by the Irish Housewives Association.

Speaking to RTÉ News Chairman Molly Cranny says they will make a "fine big show" . A protest march has been planned for 8 November to let Minister for Industry and Commerce Justin Keating know that they mean business. This would be followed by a boycott of high-priced goods.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 October 1974. The reporter is Derek Davis.

Rising Prices
Supermarket Goods 1974