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Record RDS craft show

THE largest number of exhibitors and product ranges ever have signed up for Showcase at the RDS as more individuals turn to craft work in the recession.

Organised by the Crafts Council of Ireland, Showcase is seen by industry experts as one of the most important trade events for Ireland's craft sector. International buyers from 17 countries are present at the event.

And a total of 75 small businesses are exhibiting their arts, craft and design wares at the Enterprise Zone, which is operating as part of Showcase at the RDS until tomorrow.

Collectively, these businesses are hoping to secure more than ¤1m worth of orders from Irish and international buyers.