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Property tax hits retail sales

Fears that trading gap' is forming

27th April, 2014
Like-for-like retail sales declined by almost 2 per cent in February.

The first quarter of this year was a disappointing one for the Irish retail industry; sales figures by volume and value rose only marginally on a weak first three months in 2013 and a ''trading gap is beginning to form between Dublin and the rest of the country.

According to Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), Q1 2014 proved a challenging period for retailers; although January trading was robust, up 2 per cent on last year, this was...

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