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Northern Ireland fashion firms get online boost from Republic

Big companies having problems with sending deliveries from GB 'can work in our favour'

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Philip Macartney

Philip Macartney

Philip Macartney

Fashion clients of an e-commerce firm are enjoying a quadrupling of sales from the Republic as Northern Ireland retailers benefit from the post-Brexit landscape, it's been claimed.

Philip Macartney, chief commercial officer of IRP Commerce, urged retailers here to exploit the "crack in the armour" of big retail businesses like John Lewis which have put their deliveries to the island of Ireland on hold due to post-Brexit demands.

He also urged the political parties in NI to promote the opportunities posed by the NI Protocol. It has effectively created an Irish Sea border, with checks and paperwork for goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.


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