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Spending in Dublin dropped significantly after riots, analysis claims

Spending in Dublin city centre fell “dramatically” on Black Friday, the day after the riots, according to Bank of Ireland analysis, reports Breaking News.

Spending fell “dramatically” on Friday 24 November, while spending on both Saturday and Sunday was “significantly impacted”.

Analysis of personal spending on Bank of Ireland debit and credit cards in Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 on Friday showed spending almost halved compared to the same day – Black Friday – in 2022.

  • Black Friday city centre personal card spending was 46% lower than Black Friday 2022.
  • Personal card spending was 27 percent lower on Saturday (November 25) than the same Saturday in 2022.
  • Personal card spend was also 27 percent lower on Sunday (November 26) than the same Sunday in 2022.

Susan Russell, chief executive of Bank of Ireland Retail Ireland, said: “Our thoughts are with those injured and affected by last Thursday’s appalling events, especially the children and their carer at Parnell Square, the members of An Garda Síochána who worked to protect the city during the night, and communities and businesses in Dublin City. This violence hurt Dublin. It was bad for everyone who lives, works, studies, visits, and does business in the city,” reports Breaking News.

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