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Irish shoppers are set to spend an estimated €1.59 billion on Christmas this year, according to new research by ecommerce partner Webloyalty.
New car sales in Mayo have seen a big jump over the first two months of the year compared to 2013. There were 712 registrations of new cars in Mayo over the two months, up from 566 over the same time last year. There was a similar increase in the number of new light commercial vehicles registered in Mayo, with 109 registered over the first two months of the year compared to 87 in 2013. The number of new heavy commercial vehicles being registered remained pretty much the same so far this year compared to last year, with 11 over the first two months of the year compared to 12 in 2013.
Retail Ireland, the group that represents the Irish retail sector, this week published the results of a survey of member companies and called for measures to improve consumer confidence and domestic demand in the forthcoming Budget.
A worrying trend showing a drop in confidence regarding future business performance among small and medium enterprises, particularly in the retail sector, has just been recorded. Interestingly, workers in the construction sector are hopeful of a more vibrant market.
In the year to September 2009 the average asking price for a four bedroom detached house in Mayo fell to €345,264, down 15.05 per cent from when the market was at its peak and down 4.74 per cent since September last year.