A TRADER who pioneered Sunday shop opening in 1971 has had a change of heart — and has banned all his 13 shops from opening on the Sabbath.
Devout Catholic Des Kelly, 67, reckons the decision to axe Sunday opening on religious grounds could cost his home furnishings business €600,000 in lost trade this year.
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The business is well known in Dublin, though the man himself isn't, and frankly I don't know what he looks like. I must disclose here that I have no connection with him or the business; in fact I don't believe I have ever been in one of his shops in my life, though I live quite close to one!