Belfast shops ‘having busiest Christmas in years’

Shops in Belfast have reportedly been experiencing one of their busiest Christmas periods in years.

Local businesses have been reporting a strong trade in the run-up to Christmas and in the sales following it.

Management at Victoria Square have said that they have had one of the busiest Decembers in recent years.

Shoppers have also been travelling up from the Republic of Ireland to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate.