Waterford shoppers bucked any notions of Budget doom and gloom last weekend to come out in force along the Quays, John Roberts Square and City Square especially.

Recent initiatives and promotional drives by retailers, City Hall and the Waterford Chamber of Commerce look set to be an unmitigated success, with scope for even further action to expand beyond the festive season.

A number of store managers around the city who spoke to The Munster Express have firmly placed their support behind the whole host of revenue enhancing ideas that are currently in place in the city.