The weeks ahead are going to be incredibly hard for Irish retailers who have been forced to close to contain the spread of Covid-19. They are going to be difficult for people too, as they try to get their ducks in a row for Christmas.

Online shopping is clearly part of the answer. But it comes with a caveat. As much as 70 per cent of Irish consumers’ online spending leaves the country as people shop with multinationals. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there are many local sites that need your support this month and next.

Click here to see some of them.