Retail Ireland Monitor September 2021

The end of Covid restrictions is in sight and this positivity is reflected in many retail indicators. Headline sales figures are ahead of pre-Covid times and consumer sentiment is relatively high. However, there are still big challenges. The next phase of reopening is key to the revival of key urban retail districts. Many continue to suffer due to a lack of social attractions, office workers and tourists. We’ll be setting out a range of proposals to support the recovery in our Budget 2022 submission.