A new clothes shop on Dublin’s Grafton Street which opened its doors to the public this morning is causing quite a stir among locals. Geebag is a German ladies fashion store and the Dublin branch is the company’s first venture outside of Germany.
Geebag’s managing director Stephie Geebag is in town for the grand opening and she said the reaction of Dublin shoppers has left her puzzled and more than a little annoyed.
“Geebag is one of the most successful and respected names in German retail yet from the moment we opened our doors in Dublin this morning all we see are people laughing and taking selfies outside. My grandfather Jürgen Geebag built this business from nothing and made it into the retail empire it is today. Your behaviour insults a whole family of Geebags.”
The German ambassador to Ireland Franz Potzel got involved this afternoon when he told reporters that Geebag has brought jobs and business to Dublin and said people should stop being so childish and show some respect.
He said he hopes there will be no repeat of such behaviour when he attends the official opening of Ireland’s first branch of popular German supermarket Gobshyts in Finglas next month.