Letter in this morning’s Irish Independent
Shoppers fleeing rip-off Republic
Tuesday September 09 2008
The news that private bus companies are running buses from Dublin, and as far as Athlone, to the Asda stores in the North should be proof positive that prices here are far too high.
Why would anyone travel as far as 300 kilometres on a bus to do their weekly shop, unless there was a huge difference in prices?
This year, 40pc of the shoppers in the Asda store in Strabane are from the Republic, as opposed to 27pc last year. This is a national disgrace.
Mary Coughlan has commissioned yet another report as to why prices are so much higher here than up North. She had better get the report on her desk without delay or she could find herself out of a job faster than she thinks.
People are fed up being ripped off in this republic and morale is sinking fast.
If the Government can’t sort out the problems we’re all facing then it’s time to get a new one, or else Dick Roche will be having another referendum — not on the Lisbon Treaty — but on whether or not we go back into the United Kingdom.