'Christmas Shopping Sales Up On Last Year'
Er, hang on?...
Anyway I noticed this bit:
'Tom Coffey, DCBA chief executive, said that while people were slow to part with their money, the city was performing reasonably well.
'While the holy day yesterday gave parents a chance to shop with their children, increasing the volumes of people shopping, the traditional shopping day of December 8th has disappeared, he said...
'Aebhric McGibney, a policy director with Dublin Chamber of Commerce said while December 8th was traditionally a big shopping day with people coming up from the country and a holy day for schools, the tradition no longer existed.'
Here's a link to some RTE Archive footage describing how 8th December is no longer the shopping day it once was... in 1982.