Aer Lingus move highlights North’s potential

The ongoing furore over AerLingus’ decision to relocate its Heathrow route from Shannon to Belfast has caused hope, alarm and some bemusement in the North.

18th August, 2007

The ongoing furore over AerLingus’ decision to relocate its Heathrow route from Shannon to Belfast has caused hope, alarm and some bemusement in the North.

In the wake of the power-sharing deal last March, the economic prospects of the North have moved centre-stage, and greater cooperation between the North and the Republic was expected to be a catalyst for the region’s economic recovery.

However, the reaction to the Aer Lingus decision in...

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