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Sinn Féin representative for Carlow/Kilkenny Cllr Kathleen Funchion has condemned the decision of the Government to approve a new household charge of €100 as a precursor to water charges and a property tax.
This year sees the 10th anniversary of Right Price Tiles’ opening in Oranmore Business Park. The store was set up in 2001 by Cyril McCluskey, a former sales representative from Dublin. After his work with Unilever brought him to the city on a regular basis, he realised the potential stored in the area and moved quickly when a business opportunity presented itself.
Jim Higgins MEP has asked the European Commission to examine a low cost airline policy which is having an adverse affect. “Some low cost carriers restrict each passenger to just one carry-on item or else they face a fine. It is an issue of huge concern for the entire duty free and travel retail industry with obvious consequences for sales at airports,” said Mr Higgins.
Policies for the retail industry by Fine Gael and Labour are the right mix of measures to help retailers weather the recession, according to Retail Excellence Ireland.
The decline in retail sales at the end of last year has caused Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) to predict that more than 400 retail stores will close during January 2011.
December 2010 stands as ‘the weakest period of trading in recent history’, according to Retail Excellence Ireland (REI). However, according to David Fitzsimons, chief executive, REI, city shops fared worse than regional traders over Christmas just past.
Shopping, christmas parties, nativity plays and stocking up for winter hibernation make for busy times
It’s now or never for the retail industry as we approach Christmas 2010 and the busiest time of the year for sales. Hit by the bad weather in recent weeks which is tipped to return again over the weekend, those determined to succeed are already staking their claim for survival through to 2011 by announcing that doors will reopen immediately after festivities for St Stephen’s Day and also on New Year’s Day.
Green Party TD and spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment and TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Mary White, has said major issues concerning the Irish retail industry will have to be addressed over the coming months in a balanced way which sustains communities and the industry.
Retailers in Mayo, big and small, in food, footwear, fashion, pharmacy - or any other category - are now invited to submit their entry for the FBD Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2009 just launched.