Soft Christmas sales prompt call for infrastructure spending ahead of tax cuts

Legacy of downturn has created discount-focused shoppers who browse both online and in store

27th December, 2016
Shoppers throng Dublin's Henry Street. Pic:

Embattled retailers are demanding urgent investment on transport infrastructure over tax cuts following a disappointing Christmas.

Dublin Chamber's public affairs director Graeme McQueen fears the capital will rapidly fall behind in competitiveness without a significant upgrade in public transport.

Dublin Chamber is the largest in Ireland and represents 1300 businesses in the greater Dublin area. Retailers everywhere have found that Christmas shopping is being left later and later.

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