Thursday January 23, 2020

Strong sterling putting money in Irish pockets

Ireland no longer the ‘rip-off Republic’

6th December, 2015
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley models a Rosie for Autograph dressing gownand on left: Nike Roshe One trainers; a Pandora Starshine ring; a Jo Malone velvet rose and old scented candle and Hugo Boss aftershave, all of which are cheaper here

Irish shoppers are benefiting from the strength of sterling against the euro, with many items costing less in Irish branches of British retailers than in stores across the Irish Sea.

While the ‘rip-off Republic’ was still in evidence last Christmas, when a survey by this newspaper revealed that retailers were charging shoppers here up to 20 per cent more than in Britain, currency fluctuations mean the picture has changed dramatically.

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