Border trips worth £120m


CROSS BORDER shopping on the island of Ireland was worth more than £120 million in the first six months of 1995, according to research by the Northern Ireland Consumer Council.

Compiled during the ceasefires in Northern Ireland, the report shows rising numbers of shoppers travelling across the Border.

About one in five consumers in the Republic bought goods in Northern Ireland during that six month period. These shoppers on average spent more than £120 each, it said, while those coming to the Republic spent slightly less, averaging £97.