Irish retail sales rose by 2.2 per cent in November and were up by 9.3 per cent on the year-earlier period, the Central Statistics Office said.
If the motor trade is excluded, sales rose by a monthly 2.8 per cent and were 8.9 per cent higher year-on-year.
The best-performing sectors in November were electrical goods, sales of which rose by 13.6 per cent on the month, and department stores, where sales rose by 7.4 per cent.
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