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Impact of devolution on cross-border commerce Aidan Gough and Eoin Magennis (InterTradeIreland) IBIS seminar, 6 February 2009. “ cold denying silence” that descended on this island for too long in the past century and resulted in a process of “friction and frission”. Conor Brady.

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Impact of devolution on cross-border commerce

Aidan Gough and Eoin Magennis (InterTradeIreland)

IBIS seminar, 6 February 2009


cold denying silence” that descended on this island for too long in the past century and resulted in a process of “friction and frission”

Conor Brady


Economics and Peacemaking

‘Unless you achieve economic transformation,

you can’t have a stable society.’

Sir George Quigley (March 2007)

‘Economic progress is crucial to the

political forces that favour peace’

Portland Trust (May 2007)







The Belfast Agreement, 1998.

Six Cross-Border Bodies

InterTradeIreland

“A Body to exchange information and co-ordinate work

on trade, business development and related matters, in

areas where the two administrations specifically

agree it would be in their mutual interest.”


Institutional Arrangements

Northern Ireland

Assembly & Executive

Irish Government

North-South

Ministerial Council

InterTradeIreland

Department of

Enterprise, Trade &

Investment

Department of

Enterprise, Trade &

Employment


Intertradeireland
InterTradeIreland

1998

NOW

Political Economic

Cross Border All Island

Trade Competitiveness








Cross-Border Opportunities in the Current Economic Climate

  • Create gains in trade and investment;

  • Generate economies of scale;

  • Deliver more efficient and effective public services;

  • Promote wider economic benefits

  • Reduce market failures

  • Open new or ‘missing’ markets

  • Deliver more balanced regional development


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