North shopping boom is our loss
Sir --As Christmas edges ever nearer, the number of shoppers heading North is as strong as ever. The Department of Finance indicated that €700m was lost in the Irish economy in 2009 as a direct result of cross-border shopping. This amount of money is a colossal loss to our country in these deep recessionary times. These shoppers are boosting the British economy rather than shopping at home and saving Irish money and jobs.
Edenderry, Co Offaly