One in four Irish people planning to travel to the north and the UK for Christmas shopping

One in four Irish people planning to travel to the north and the UK for Christmas shopping

One in four of Irish people is planning to leave the state to do some Christmas shopping.

That's a 300% increase on last year.

A survey of 9,000 members of motoring group the AA, found that 12% were planning a trip to the north - while a further 5% were heading to other parts of the UK.

The AA says the weakness of Sterling could account for the figures.

Meanwhile, New York was the pre-Christmas destination for 1% of those surveyed.

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