Formerly, prices were €8 for certificates and €2 for searches! In mean, after all is said and done, paper itself is valued only so much. So just why the draconian price-increase can only be construed as price-gouging.
On a positive note, Irish researchers will be thrilled to learn that FindMyPast.ie is starting a new webpage for Ireland, with free searches in their 21million name database, which is drawn from not only births, marriages and deaths (up to 1921 for Northern Ireland counties), but from newspaper notices, wills, and other record sources. Free searches commence on Thursday, January 24, 2013.