Will the reduction – from 13.5 to 9 per cent – make a real difference? It will if Joe Duffy has his wicked way. Liveline’s Fiver Friday campaign is encouraging customers to spend an extra €5 in a local business, and there’s no shortage of food and non-food €5 offers for July 1. So far, the list includes:
- €5 off the total bill for all customers in Naas Town Hall Country Market (Kildare)
- A selection of €5 offers from Londis stores nationwide
- €5 fish and chips at Fusco’s on Cork Street, Dublin
- The Goat Grill in Goatstown, the Dropping Well in Milltown and The Old Orchard in Rathfarnham – meal deals for €5
This campaign follows hot on the heels of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s advice that we should spend, spend, spend our way out of the recession. He got a lot of flak for this. But while a lot of people are suffering badly, there’s also no doubt that there’s still a lot of wealth and money in Ireland.
What do you think of Noonan’s announcement? And will you be spending an extra €5 this Friday?