The Options exhibition examines what Ireland is doing with its resources.

RTÉ News visited the Options Exhibition at the Guinness Hop Store ahead of its opening to the public. Not confined to issues around the use of natural resources, the exhibition also focuses on social issues such as attitudes to the travelling community as well as the economics of population growth and housing. The section on natural resources examines what the future holds for our bogs and forests. One of the most unusual exhibits on display is a Bureaucracy Machine, built by ANCO students from old farming machinery.

The exhibition has been organised by the Heritage Trust at a cost of approximately £300,000. At the opening, An Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald emphasises the need for a strengthening of our environmental laws and the importance of protecting our past heritage.

The exhibition will move to Limerick at the end of November. Admission to the exhibition is £1 and it is 50 pence for children, students and senior citizens.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 September 1985. The reporter is Maggie O'Kane.