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Output rises by 1.3pc

ACTIVITY in manufacturing industries increased by 1.3pc between March and April, official figures show.

The Central Statistics Office said production in manufacturing industries in April had increased by 2.2pc on April 2011.

The volume of industrial production for manufacturing industries between February and April was 1.2pc higher than the preceding three months. This was better than previously thought, said Conall Mac Coille, chief economist with Davy stockbrokers.