Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Retail cost of United Ireland too high

Shoppers in the Republic are dead right to shop across the border for a better deal.



Irish shoppers in the Republic are constantly faced with outrageous and unjustified pricing.

This is widely acknowledged to be the case.

However, voices are now being heard by those who want Irish shoppers to stay south of the border for patriotic reasons, irrespective of paying through the nose for basic items.

Northern Ireland continues to offer a lower priced economy because of its British-based competition infused economy, unlike the Irish retail system which has a heavy cartel contingent that keeps prices artificially high.

One can clearly see, for very practicable reasons, why a united Ireland may not be viable to some.

Maurice Fitzgerald,

Ringaskiddy, Co Cork

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