The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre opens a man crèche respite for the bored male in a mall.

Retail and Marketing Manager at Liffey Valley Donal McAllister describes the new service, called 'Pitstop' which claims to be Ireland’s first ever crèche for men.

It’s a room for adults, particularly men, to lounge about while their better halves are out shopping and spending their hard earned money.

Pitstop allows men time out to play computer games, listen to their latest CDs, get the football results or watch television.

The question arises as to whether this concept of a boy’s club is a few decades out of date. However, most men who have availed of the service think it is a good idea.

The centre was officially opened by Minister Mary O’Rourke TD who believes that the centre is a good idea but thinks women should use it too.  

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 March 2000. The reporter is Flor McCarthy.