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Vox Pops on VAT in Dublin (1971)

Value Added Tax 1971

In 1971 Ireland adopted Value Added Tax (VAT) in preparation for joining the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973. But what exactly was it and how did people react to its introduction?

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Christmas Toys Go On Sale

Christmas Toys Go On Sale 1976

The majority of the multi-million pound trade in toys is carried out in six weeks before Christmas and every year brings new and innovative toys onto the market to tempt children and parents alike.