Archive for August 2011
Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there was a record trade surplus in June, as exports rose more quickly than imports.
The CSO said the seasonally adjusted trade surplus in June was just over €4 billion, with exports worth €7.9 billion and imports of €3.82 billion.
Detailed figures for the first five months of this year show that exports are 6% ahead of the same period a year earlier at €38.6 billion.
Growth is being led by two of the biggest export sectors. Medical and pharmaceutical exports are up 14%, while chemical exports are 7% ahead. There was also a 47% jump in exports of dairy products.
Celebrity Michelin Star Chefs Kevin Thornton and Derry Clarke explore some of the Beara Way Walks on the wonderful Beara Peninsula.
This episode of Tracks and Trails, a series made by RTE in 2009, follows them as they hike the Beara Peninsula.