A visit to the Brighter Homes and Do-It-Yourself Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin.

The annual homes and lifestyle event with all the latest for the home and garden.

Over 150 stands have taken up the Main Hall of the RDS.

The exhibition is now in its 14th year with over 150 stands displaying an array of household goods. Thirty eight new products are on display and one of them is the rescue ladder, providing an escape route from your home in the event of fire. Waterbed sales are also on the rise and you can pick up a double for between £500 to £600.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 March 1986. The reporter is Michael Ronayne.