As you all know, I have been covering the state of affairs when it comes to the state-sanctioned inflation here in Ireland for some time - including in the pages of my now defunct column at the Sunday Times.
Here is the article from the Irish Independent on energy price inflation in Ireland, comparative to the EU: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/electricity-prices-fourth-highest-in-eu-after-5pc-rise-30294653.html
And the original EU data: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/8-21052014-AP/EN/8-21052014-AP-EN.PDF
Still believe in the benevolence of the State? Or that Irish Government should be running gas & oil resources of this country? Really?