All-island FDI agency could boost North’s economy post Brexit

Setting up a combined inward investment agency across Ireland would be difficult politically, but the benefits would be worth it

20th December, 2020
All-island FDI agency could boost North’s economy post Brexit
Perhaps London will increase its funding for Invest NI, though nobody in the North should hold their breath.

As midnight approaches on December 31, Northern Ireland will enter a strange new world. That is the moment when the final links between the UK and the European Union are severed. It is the moment when trade barriers are erected between Britain and Europe. And it is the moment when a customs border is created in the Irish Sea to “manage” trade between the North and Britain.

As a result of these simultaneous events,...

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