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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)


British Subvention to Northern Ireland


Employment in the Public Sector


Participation Rates in Further and Higher Education


Unemployment in Northern Ireland


Troubles Related Deaths


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

1998

NOW

Political Economic

Cross Border All Island

Trade Competitiveness


Cross-Border Trade Statistics


Cross-Border Tourism Statistics


Cross-Border Traffic Volumes


Cross-Border Bus and Rail Travel Statistics


Cross-Border Student Flows


Cross-Border Public and EU Investment Flows


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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