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0120110914

In this two part series business reporter Declan Curry returns home to Northern Ireland to look at two companies in the border county of Fermanagh that have created employment and wealth.

In this first episode Declan is in the village of Derrylin in Fermanagh, where local man Sean Quinn began his empire in the 1970s.

A farmer's son, at the age of 14 Quinn realised there was money to be made from quarrying gravel.

His company expanded to include other concerns including a cement production, glass manufacturing and insurance.

Sean Quinn became one of the richest men in Ireland.

Then in 2010 Sean Quinn became one of the biggest casualties of Ireland's worst banking disaster after investing on the future success of the now failed Anglo Irish Bank.

As one of the biggest employers along the Irish border this documentary goes behind the headlines to look at the human fall-out of the Quinn difficulties.

What will the impact be for a place that is many miles from both Belfast and Dublin?

Producer Regina Gallen.

Declan Curry is in Northern Ireland looking at the fortunes of the Quinn business empire.

0120110914

In this two part series business reporter Declan Curry returns home to Northern Ireland to look at two companies in the border county of Fermanagh that have created employment and wealth.

In this first episode Declan is in the village of Derrylin in Fermanagh, where local man Sean Quinn began his empire in the 1970s.

A farmer's son, at the age of 14 Quinn realised there was money to be made from quarrying gravel.

His company expanded to include other concerns including a cement production, glass manufacturing and insurance.

Sean Quinn became one of the richest men in Ireland.

Then in 2010 Sean Quinn became one of the biggest casualties of Ireland's worst banking disaster after investing on the future success of the now failed Anglo Irish Bank.

As one of the biggest employers along the Irish border this documentary goes behind the headlines to look at the human fall-out of the Quinn difficulties.

What will the impact be for a place that is many miles from both Belfast and Dublin?

Producer Regina Gallen.

Declan Curry is in Northern Ireland looking at the fortunes of the Quinn business empire.

02 LAST20110921

In the second and final part of this series, Declan Curry is back in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland to visit the Belleek Pottery in the village of Belleek.

The factory is situated right on the border with the Republic of Ireland and as well as being a working pottery it has also become a tourist attraction.

However Belleek's continued success is not taken for granted.

Established in the 1860s, its story is one of survival, with the recent economic downturn being the latest challenge to jobs and profits.

Declan discovers that reinvention is the key to keeping a business going in one of the remotest parts of Northern Ireland.

Producer Claire Burgoyne.

Declan Curry is in Fermanagh to visit the Belleek Pottery to hear a story of survival.

02 LAST20110921

In the second and final part of this series, Declan Curry is back in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland to visit the Belleek Pottery in the village of Belleek.

The factory is situated right on the border with the Republic of Ireland and as well as being a working pottery it has also become a tourist attraction.

However Belleek's continued success is not taken for granted.

Established in the 1860s, its story is one of survival, with the recent economic downturn being the latest challenge to jobs and profits.

Declan discovers that reinvention is the key to keeping a business going in one of the remotest parts of Northern Ireland.

Producer Claire Burgoyne.

Declan Curry is in Fermanagh to visit the Belleek Pottery to hear a story of survival.