The amount spent on Friday, November 24, in Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 using Bank of Ireland debit and credit cards was virtually half of what it was on Black Friday of the previous year, according to an examination of in-person transactions.

Moreover, spending that weekend on Saturday and Sunday was still greatly affected.

According to data from the Bank of Ireland, in-person card purchases made on Black Friday, November 24, in the city centre were 46% less than they were at the same time the previous year.

When compared to the same Saturday in 2022, in-person card spending on Saturday, November 25, in the city centre was down 27%. On Sunday, November 26, in-person card spending was similarly down 27% from the same day the previous year.

Dublin was impacted by last week's events, according to Susan Russell, CEO of Bank of Ireland Retail Ireland.

"It was bad for everyone who lives, works, studies, visits, and does business in the city," she stated.