The Week that was
Published 19/12/2015 | 02:30
A look back at the past week
Retailers in flood-stricken towns have lost millions after shoppers stayed away on what should have been one of the busiest weekends of the year. A perception that affected towns are "no-go areas" has led to people avoiding them in their droves - even though a majority of shops remain open and most are unaffected by the flooding. Above, picture shows flooding outside Athlone.
Several members of the IFA's full-time management executive are on basic salaries of more than €160,000 a year.