Despite the demands of Christmas there is still cash in circulation as shoppers head to the sales in Dublin department stores.
By 9.30 am on Saint Stephen's Day, Clery's on Dublin's O'Connell Street was packed with bargain hunters.
There was an added attraction of a free breakfast for the first one hundred customers in the queue, once their shopping splurge was over. The excitement proved all too much for one young shopper who had accompanied his parents to town. Fortunately, a clothing display provided a suitable location for a nap. Unusually, the number of men making purchases equalled that of women.
Manager of Clery’s Tom Rae described the day as
The best sale we’ve had for a long number of years.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 December 1986. The reporter is Hugh Moran.