Brendan Smith calls on shoppers to shop local this Christmas to help support retailers and businesses

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Brendan Smith is calling on shoppers to remember to shop local this Christmas to help support retailers and businesses on their doorstep.

Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “We all know how difficult the last 18 months or so have been for local retailers and businesses. Throughout it all they have managed to adapt quickly and have continued to provide products and services.

“This Christmas, we can all show our thanks, and help support retailers and businesses, by remembering to shop local. If we all decided to buy even just a gift or two from a local retailer this Christmas it would have a major impact on the local economy. It can help maintain jobs and ensure that our much-loved local businesses not only survive, but in time, thrive. This will help sustain our towns and villages as the centres of our local communities.”

The Cavan and Monaghan TD added: “Throughout the pandemic, as we spent more time living locally, we have grown to realise the importance of our local retailers and businesses more than ever before.

“Local shops are part of the very fabric and tradition of all our communities. Many of these local shops hold cherished memories for us throughout our lives. Supporting them this Christmas will go a long way towards creating more special memories in the years to come.”