Recently the Oirish Times reported that the December retail sales were the best in "several years".
Retailers enjoy 'best Christmas in years' - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 24, 2012
Official retail sales for November 2012 from the CSO released on Monday last, show that it was the worst November for sales in 10 years. Here is the report.
For the Oirish Times article among all the other mainstream media reports about this "bumper" year to be accurate, the month on month increase for December 2012 when officially released in early February requires a 33% increase to match December 2007. That would be a notorious record.
I await with baited breath.....