With many towns around the country feeling the effects of years of austerity, Morning Ireland reporter Cian McCormack took to the roads to look at the practical impact of the recession.

The series looks at how both local industry and tourism in various towns have been affected by the recession and austerity measures.

It also looks at the effects of emigration on Caltra and Ballinasloe in Co Galway.

Listen to all the reports here:

Dunhill Ecopark, Co Waterford

Mallow, Co Cork

Lahinch, Co Clare

Cliffs of Moher

Caltra, Co Galway

Ballinasloe, Co Galway

Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Ballymahon, Co Longford