Dedicated shoppers race for bargains
A MIXTURE of cabin fever and strategic shopping for 2011 brought thousands of bargain hunters out for the annual sales, as our picture shows.
There were already discounts before Christmas as retailers battled icy weather and tough trading conditions.
Yesterday shoppers queued for discounts of up to 70pc for many big ticket bargains as retailers cleared old stock. About 10 people spent their Christmas night outside Clerys in Dublin, where temperatures fell to -13C, for the biggest post-Christmas sale in a decade to begin.