Let’s Buy Irish and Buy Locally this Christmas

Labour TD for Dublin South, Alex White has urged people to buy Irish and to buy locally his Christmas.

“Christmas can offer a real boost to our local retailers and the local economy in South Dublin. People are being extra cautious with their spending in the current economic climate, but I urge people to buy Christmas presents from small local businesses and self-employed people. Let’s make sure that our money goes to local people living in our community.

“I also want to alert people to the opportunities to buy from our local craftspeople that make jewellery, baked goods and a wide range of other locally produced crafts.

“The twelfth annual Marlay Craft Fair is taking place in Marlay House from Friday November 22nd to Sunday November 25th. Every Sunday, Park Markets take place in Cabinteely Park, the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire and in Marlay Park.

“Research as part of the Deloitte Consumer Survey on Christmas spending showed that the average spend per household in Ireland this Christmas will be €894, with an average of €484.81 on gifts, €258.84 on food and €150.76 on socialising. With 31, 991 households in Dublin Rathdown, there’s a great opportunity to boost our local economy.


“By buying Irish and local goods and services, we are helping to keep jobs in Ireland, whilst supporting local companies and keeping our economy competitive. We can all contribute to local enterprises by making deliberate choices and selecting to buy Irish goods and services.”