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Assembly Economic Briefing Paper holds no surprises - Murphy

8 July, 2011 - by Westminster


 
Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Conor Murphy MP,MLA commenting on the Assembly Research Service Economic briefing said:"I don't believe that this briefing paper contains any surprises.  

"The North of Ireland isn't alone in facing many challenges as a result of  the current difficult economic climate. The global recession has been felt particularly hard here, with job losses adding to an already high level of unemployment and inflation which is having a particularly severe affect on the many low income families trying to make ends meet. "The document is predicting modest growth, a rise in consumer confidence, greater economic activity and less redundancies. However decades of under investment and disadvantage and the legacy of partition, has clearly left the Six counties more vulnerable to the out workings of the present global recession and that is reflected in the findings of the Assembly's research team.

"While Sinn Fein believes economic development is best served by an All Ireland approach, we continue to work with others towards improving opportunities for those living here in the north

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