4 December 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

…the mantra as resilient Monaghan Town businesses gear up for crucial Christmas trading period

The annual refrain for the Monaghan shopping public to stay loyal to local business during the crucial trading weeks of the Christmas and New Year holiday period has taken many verbal forms over the years, but the 2020 mantra of STAY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL probably carries more significant meaning than any of its previous variants.

The year past has probably been the most challenging ever faced by the retail and service sector in the county’s capital town. Ruggedly resilient due to the innate entrepreneurial instinct that denotes the Co Monaghan businessperson and accustomed to the shifts in the trading climate that Border proximity and the more recent looming shadow of Brexit have created, local traders have been confronted by the severest test of their resolve by the Covid-19 pandemic that has significantly disrupted the pattern….

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