Navan is known for furniture production and celebrates each year with an annual trade fair.

Scenes from the Navan Exhibition Centre where the annual Navan Trade Fair is taking place. A wide range of furniture is on display. People, young and old have come to see what is on offer and try out the furniture for style, size and comfort.

Among the many visitors to the fair is broadcaster Frank Hall, who is also an honorary member of the Navan Chamber of Commerce. He is the speaker at the official annual members dinner.

Also speaking at the dinner was Minister for Finance John Bruton TD who pays tribute to the small enterprises which make up the furniture fair. John Bruton says that the entire country can learn a lot from the effective management in the Navan furniture industry. He also pays homage to their ability to innovate, adapt and change.

Frank Hall provides some light relief following the minister's speech. He describes his position as an honorary member of the chamber as a very privileged position. He can enjoy the successes without the responsibility of any debts incurred.

Mr Bruton is a very fine Minister for Finance as finance ministers go.

Comparing his position as a television personality to that of John Bruton as a minister, he says they have a lot in common.

They are regarded with deepest suspicion where ever they go.

Frank Hall also has some advice for John Bruton regarding his future success and anticipates a day when he himself could become Minister for Finance.

This episode of 'Ireland's Eye' was broadcast on 5 March 1982.

'Ireland's Eye' was a Tuesday-to-Friday series with human-interest stories and features from locations throughout Ireland. First broadcast on 7 October 1980, the programme ran until August 1983.