Safety shoes, or the wear of shoes that protect the wearer’s feet, are in demand as the country prepares for the Olympics.
There are currently 1.5 million pairs of safety shoes available for sale across the country, but most are being sold at far below their expected retail value.
The shortage of the shoes, known as safety shoes in the United States, is a problem that has been plaguing the sport since the 1970s.
The number of safety pairs available in Ireland has risen from a peak of 1.1 million in the mid-1990s to 1.3 million in 2008, according a report published by the Irish Safety Foundation.
In 2012, RTÉ’s Sport Today programme aired a documentary called The Safety Shoes, which revealed how the shoe industry had been under pressure from the shoe companies to produce high-end shoes for the sport.
It also revealed that in the 1980s, the number of pairs of the iconic “safety” safety shoes was around one million.
However, in the years since the documentary aired, the shoe market has steadily grown.
The demand for the new shoes has now reached a level where the company’s supply chain is now almost full, said RTE’s safety reporter, Tom Ryan.
In the last two years, the Irish National Lottery (INL) has issued an average of five new safety shoes per year for the last five years.
The INL said that the demand for safety shoes had reached the point where there were only two stores with sufficient stock to sell the shoes.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that the UK is now importing a large number of the safety shoes to Ireland, which means that the shortage of these shoes is likely to become a permanent issue, said Ryan.
There are currently only two safety stores in the country that sell high-quality safety shoes for sale, he said.
There is also the fact there are a limited number of retailers in Ireland that sell shoes made in the UK, with one of the main selling points being that the shoes are made from 100 per cent British-made leather.
However a spokesperson for the UK shoe giant, L’Oreal, said that it had no problem sourcing the shoes from suppliers in the US and elsewhere in the world, but that they were very expensive to manufacture in the first place.
L’Orema said it did not have any plans to stop making the shoes in Ireland, but was focusing on getting a large supply of the products to Ireland.
It said the supply chain was designed for a particular age group of shoe buyers and the footwear was designed to be durable.
However the spokesperson added that there were also safety and protective products available in the market.
The spokesperson said the UK market was one of only a few where the shoe has been manufactured in-house.
The Irish safety organisation, the Sports Safety Council, has also highlighted the problems that have been caused by the lack of supply of safety footwear in Ireland.
In 2016, it said that there was a large gap between the demand and supply of footwear in the Irish market, and that this was not because of the shortage, but due to the fact the safety market was not regulated.
However on Wednesday, the INL announced that it would be taking steps to provide a minimum supply of shoe-makers in Ireland by the end of 2019.
This was in response to the growing demand for footwear.
It said that an additional 1,000 pairs of shoes would be made available in 2019 and 1,200 pairs by 2021.