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Bad weather batters businesses as shoppers stay at home

The recent bad weather has led to sharp falls in revenue of up to 50 per cent for some small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

13th April, 2013
Kieran Meehan, store manager of Horkans in Sligo. Photo: James Connelly

The recent bad weather has led to sharp falls in revenue of up to 50 per cent for some small and medium-sized businesses across the country - but companies in Dublin did not feel the pinch as much.

March was the coldest on record, with temperatures in Ireland on a par with those in Russia and Iceland. The knock-on effects for some businesses could be devastating, especially if there is no pick-up during the summer months.

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