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Last year
Conspicuous consumption at Christmas: How marketers get us to spend more and more
All time
Government spent €30.6 billion on social welfare payments in 2020, up 46% from 2019
More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December
Huge spending on online goods by Irish consumers during Black Friday sales last year
Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland
The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple
Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you
'Arry’s Transfer Window: Man United set for Arturo Vidal bid?
Consumers 'gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties'
What recession? Irish shoppers will be the highest spenders in Europe this Christmas