Retail sector needs to find balance

The ongoing consumer boom generated by more than a decade of strong economic growth has transformed the Irish retail property market, with major new retail centres now being developed in towns throughout the country.

29th October, 2005

The ongoing consumer boom generated by more than a decade of strong economic growth has transformed the Irish retail property market, with major new retail centres now being developed in towns throughout the country.

The statistics for the retail sector speak for themselves. It is now among Ireland's largest employers, accounting for one in every eight people at work - the equivalent of around 250,000 people. Sales continue to grow, with the retail sales index...

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