Growth forecast highlights need for new economic strategy
Responding to the Danske Bank forecast of 1.1% growth in the north in 2019 Sinn Fein’s Economy Spokesperson Conor Murphy said:
“The forecast of just 1.1% growth next year is disappointing but not surprising.
“After ten years of the DUP controlling the main Economic Department the north has been left with the lowest rate of economic growth in these islands.
“In addition the DUP is actively supporting the severe threat to our economy posed by a Tory Brexit.
“When an Executive is restored a new economic strategy must be developed which puts the needs of the people of the north front and centre.”