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Irish annual inflation slips back to 0.7% in October

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Ireland's annual inflation rate eased to 0.7% in October from 0.9% in September, data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed on Thursday.

Inflation rose above 1% for the first time in six years in March, having barely budged in the intervening period even as the economy grew rapidly. It has slipped back below that for the past four months.

Consumer prices also fell 0.3% month-on-month in October, the third such fall in the last four months. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Hugh Lawson)