Retail Ireland warns of major job losses in Donegal

Retail Ireland says every 150 cross-border shopping trips represent the loss of one job.

The organisation is warning that 1,700 jobs will be lost during the month of November and possibly December if action isn't taken in next month's Budget.

It says economies in the border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Louth and Monaghan are being devastated.

Retail Ireland Director is Torlach Denihan - he says people have to be encouraged to spend more money here: