People are being asked to start their Christmas shopping now to minimise December queues.
Its also been announced that the Christmas will go up this year, without the controversial Grafton Quarter display.
We Need You More Than Ever - Dublin Businesses
Dublin Town is appealing for people to come into the city and start buying presents to help save jobs.
The business group says stores are now ready to meet customer demand, and shopping early will help management deal with social distancing.
Its CEO Richard Guiney says the retail sector really needs a boost:
"We're really appealing to people to do their shopping with Irish shops."
"To come in and support Irish jobs."
"We need you now more than we've ever needed you before."
These shoppers say they're a pros an cons to starting early:
One woman said, "I have actually started my Christmas shopping online, I'm stockpiling actually."
Another man said, "No I haven't," adding, "I enjoy the mad panic run for two days before Christmas, there's some good fun in that."
Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in #DublinTown need support more than ever over the next few weeks. Here is our definite list of places in town open for outdoor dining and/or takeaway! The list includes: @BlazingSalads, @ToscanaDublin, @coffeeangel 👍☕ https://t.co/NDSGdMykcz
— DublinTown (@DublinTown) October 9, 2020
Tá Nollaig Shona Ag Teacht Air Ais
Last year people were angry over the decision to replace a Nollaig Shona Dhuit light display with the words Grafton Quarter.
Well following the backlash its has been announced that the Irish language sign will be returning.
This is something Aodhan O'Dea from Conradh na Gaielge is happy to hear;
"It's great to see the Nollaig Shona signs coming back."
"To be honest I was a bit annoyed last year when they seemed to take them away."
"I think the overwhelming outcry was, people would prefer to see a warm Christmas message up on our streets."
The "Grafton Quarter" sign will not be returning, "Nollaig Shona" will take it's place above the street this Christmas.
What do you think?
Correct decision?#Dublin #christmas #christmaslights #GraftonStreet #graftonquarter #dublintown #night #street pic.twitter.com/3nencJHxQi
— Tom Douglas (@TomDouglas95) October 9, 2020
Dublin Town says it will erect lights on 26 city streets.
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