The rate of consumer price inflation remained steady in October, according to the Central Statistics Office.

The figures show that consumer prices increased by 0.9% when compared to October of last year.

That represented no change on the September annual figure.

In the month of October, prices fell 0.1% from September. That compares to October of last year when prices fell 0.1% over the month.

The most notable changes over the year were increases in housing, utilities and fuel costs as well as transport and alcoholic beverages.