65 shops mainly British chain stores open in the Jervis Shopping Centre, some for the first time in Ireland.

With just eight weeks to Christmas a new shopping experience is on offer in Dublin city centre. 15 million visitors a year are expected to visit the Jervis Shopping Centre. The British high street is well represented with chain stores like Argos, Debenhams and Boots hoping to make good in the Irish market. The centre has already created 2000 jobs. Most shoppers are impressed with the new shopping venue

There is a great range of shops, that the English shops have come over. I would say that they will do well because they are very popular.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 November 1996. The reporter is Anne Marie Smyth.