The Tánaiste Mary Coughlan says she doesn't want to see shoppers heading north of the border for cheaper food and drink in the run up to Christmas. Ms Coughlan was responding today to reports that a quarter of a million households are now shopping in the North. She's reminding shoppers that every Euro spent in Ireland helps secure Irish jobs. The Tánaiste says the Government will examine measures to make it cheaper to shop here in the upcoming budget.