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# Christmas Shopping

Last year
2022
# Your Say
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
The annual last-minute rush is well underway across the country.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
There’s only two weeks left.
# social welfare payment
Christmas bonus payment to be paid to over 1.3 million social welfare recipients next week
The payment will also go to those on long-term illness benefit for over 12 months.
# retail sales
Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas
But the volume of sales in pubs was still 29.2% below pre-pandemic levels in November, the CSO said.
All time
# the gift of giving
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
There are just 10 days left…
# festive spirit
Shop workers facing 'worrying' rise in verbal abuse from customers this Christmas
Mandate is calling for greater respect for retail workers on the frontline.
# Poll
Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?
Supply chain issues are already impacting product supplies this year.
# Supply chain issues
'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.
# Christmas Shopping
Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued advice to consumers.
# Christmas Shopping
Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan on starting your Christmas shopping early to avoid delivery delays?
Consumer growth is having a profound impact on global supply chains.
# yule be glad
Polishing off your Christmas shopping today? Here's how you can stay safe and support local business
Check with your local authority or chamber and shop local.
# Poll
Poll: Have you done any Christmas shopping in person?
Non-essential retail reopened last week.
# christmas rush
'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
There are 39 days left until Christmas.
# An Post
'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms
Between the deluge of online orders and the need to social distance in depots, An Post has said “everything takes longer” this year.
# Yule want to read this
It won't be anything like a normal Christmas but some retailers are hopeful online sales will keep things ticking over
Business owners wonder what the shortened seasonal lead-in will mean for them.
# Christmas Shopping
Poll: Will you make an extra effort to 'buy Irish' this Christmas?
Many Irish businesses have an online presence and in the run-up to Christmas will rely heavily on support here at home.
# Christmas crowds
Safety first, selection boxes second: What will Christmas week look like in Irish supermarkets this year?
Tesco Ireland’s chief operating officer has urged shoppers not to panic.
# Your Say
Poll: How much did you spend on Christmas presents this year?
Was it High Street Christmas or did you go DIY?
# Your Say
Poll: Should supermarkets stop selling some food at a loss at Christmas?
Larger shops sell fresh food at a loss to encourage sales on other goods.
# Christmas Shopping
Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.
# green Christmas
Trying to shop for presents more sustainably this Christmas? Here's what experts suggest
From wrapping paper to wax wraps, a guide to making Christmas shopping a little greener.
# cyber monday
New rules to ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years kick in on Monday
From next week, shoppers will be able to use more than one voucher per transaction.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
If you haven’t, you’re cutting it a bit fine.
# Christmas Shopping
Save or splurge: 14 pyjama sets to suit any budget this festive season
Nothing beats a new pair of pyjamas.
# Christmas Shopping
How much money will the average household spend this month? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of minutes that Electric Picnic tickets sold out in.
# Industrial Action
Strikes to take place at two Tesco stores in lead up to Christmas
Workers at the stores will strike on three dates, and there is a possibility that the strike may spread.
# the c word
Poll: Have you started the Christmas shopping yet?
Yes, we know it’s the middle of October.
# Christmas Shopping
Bayern Munich complete €13 million signing of German striker
Wagner will arrive at Bayern in January after the Bundesliga champions announced a two-and-a-half-year deal on Thursday.
# sponsored by schweppes
4 events for... anyone who still hasn't finished their Christmas shopping
From markets to pop-ups, there’s something for every Christmas shopper.
# family poll
Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year?
Irish households spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas.
# Christmas Shopping
11 cute Kris Kindle gifts under €11 for the beauty lover in your life
Perfect.
# Chaos
11 people you will encounter if you dare to go 'up town' in December
Don’t do it.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
It’s only 22 days till Christmas.
# Online Shopping
Gardaí warn shoppers to be vigilant after UK footage of parcel theft
A homeowner in Surrey had installed a doorbell camera that filmed the theft of a parcel delivered to his house.
# priced out
'It has never been a better time to be an Irish shopper': Retailers struggle as prices fall
Retail Ireland said many shops had been hit by competition from UK based online retailers and cross border trade.
# Christmas Shopping
Arsenal and Liverpool target Julian Draxler signs for PSG
Why wait for the January Sales?
# Retail
A quarter of shoppers to go to Northern Ireland for Christmas deals
A new survey also showed that young people are the most likely to cross the border.
# work it out
A Love Letter To Retail Workers And Bar Staff, The Real Christmas MVPs
The heroes we need but do not deserve.