Average prices in Ireland have fallen further over the past month, according to the latest inflation figures from the CSO. The statistics agency says average prices fell 0.3% in June, mainly due to a decrease in average mortgage payments, lower food prices and the start of summer sales for clothing and footwear. Over the past 12 months, average prices have come down by 5.4%, with falling mortgage payments accounting for much of the decline. The annual decline last month compares to a 4.7% fall in May and 3.5% in April.