Shoppers should prioritise buying Irish and shopping local this Black Friday in a bid to support home-grown businesses and the national economy, a local TD has said. Dublin Mid-West’s TD, Deputy Emer Higgins has called on shoppers to turn Black Friday green by supporting local businesses in the Dublin Mid-West area and buying from Irish producers this Friday. “Black Friday will be a hugely lucrative time for the many retail giants who make huge profits this time of year, so I am urging shoppers in Dublin Mid-West to consider buying from our local Irish businesses this Black Friday and supporting the home-grown businesses on their door-stop.
“From textiles to technology, there are so many incredible Irish businesses in our local community offering really high-quality goods and services and by supporting them you’re helping to grow an Irish company who can often be overshadowed by the bigger international retailers who hugely cash-in around Black Friday and into the Christmas period,” said Deputy Higgins. “The local multiplier effect actually means that every €100 spent in an Irish business in Dublin Mid-West will generate up to €500 in the Irish economy, but if you spend that €100 oversees, it’s completely lost to the Irish economy.
“Internationally, we’re also seeing major supply chain issues so by turning to local Irish retailers this Black Friday you’re avoiding some of those long delays as well as the uncertainty around international supply and delivery times,” added Deputy Higgins. “Many of our small Irish retailers really struggled through the heights of the pandemic, but there were also those who were kept afloat by a renewed support for shopping local so buying Irish now is arguably more important than ever before.” “I’m calling on people in Dublin Mid-West to once again shop local and buy Irish to turn Black Friday Green this year,” concluded Deputy Higgins.