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Irish companies focus on exports during downturn

14 August 2013 Last updated at 15:05 BST

Companies in Ireland have had to focus on exports since its economy took a nose dive in the downturn five years ago.

However, some businesses have seen the benefit of people holidaying at home instead of taking more expensive foreign trips.

As Diarmaid Fleming reports from Galway, even though there are some glimmers of hope the banks' reluctance to lend means the recovery could be a long, slow haul.

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