Shoppers flock to Dublin city centre for the first day of the Christmas sales.

Shoppers entering Brown Thomas on Grafton Street looking for a bargain. Shoppers and shop assistants talk about the goods on offer and the savings to be made.

The offers varied from a reduction of £200 on a fur jacket to a 55 pence drop on the price of a face cloth.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 December 1980. The reporter is Colm Connolly.