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Exports slip to €7.5bn

THE value of exports slipped in April, while there was a big increase in imports, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Exports in April were worth €7.5bn, down slightly from March's €7.7bn, the figures show. Imports jumped by 32pc to €4.9bn.

April's exports were still 6pc ahead of the same month last year, however.