Irish unification could generate €35.6 billion economic boost

Currency, trade and tax barriers are currently impeding economic growth, study says

19th November, 2015
Study underlined the effects of unification "when it is supported by smart economic policy" Pic: Rollingsnews.ie

Ireland and Northern Ireland will soon have an all-island tax rate, but unification could generate a €35.6 billion boost to the economy of the newly formed country over the course of the first eight years, according to an academic study.

The study, called Modeling Irish Unification, showed that unification would be a significant boost to the Northern Ireland economy, potentially improving of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in the country by between 4 per...

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