RTÉ Archives looks back to 1988, to Ireland's first International Food and Drink Fair.

In anticipation of trade barriers being removed throughout Europe in 1992, the Irish Export Board, Córas Tráchtála, invited UK and overseas buyers to the RDS in an effort to boost Ireland's profile as a food exporter. All the stops were pulled out, with trumpet fanfares and mouth-watering displays of Ireland's finest food.

Caroline Erskine reports for RTÉ News on 18 September 1988.