Irish retailers already bearing brunt of Brexit fallout

With sterling savings not being passed on, consumers are heading north and shopping on British websites

5th September, 2017
Northern Ireland retailers benefiting as shoppers seek savings. Pic: Getty

Irish retailers are bracing themselves for a massive loss in sales as a result of Brexit.

Janice Gault, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) said her members had already seen the impact of the exchange rate in terms of the number of southern visitors travelling north.

“They're not only coming for shopping,” she said. “For many of them, Northern Ireland is a new destination, and they are taking advantage of that to...

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