There could well be a baby boom in Donegal in nine months time after a surge in demand for pregnancy tests.
Discount retailer Dealz reports that sales of pregnancy test kits have jumped by as much as 25% since the first week of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Demand for the store’s €1.50 pregnancy tests was similarly high in the local Letterkenny branch and Donegal ranks highly in Dealz ‘league table of love’.
Dublin looks to be the most romantic place in the country, with sales at Dealz Tallaght store surpassing the rest of Ireland. The next five were Donegal, Cork, Limerick, Louth and Carlow.
Sharon Sheridan, Country Manager for Dealz Ireland said the findings speak for themselves.
“If you’ve been wondering how people have been spending their time in lockdown, we’ve found the answer. Couples under the same roof don’t need to worry about social distancing and as our sales figures show, they’ve been getting up close and personal, finding more ways to relax than watching Netflix or doing jigsaws.”
Dealz buyers have already started planning Christmas ranges, but at this rate baby clothes and teddy bears are likely to be top of the gift list.