Northern economy needs boost

Among the items making news in the North last week was the story of how bidding for a house in Belfast had reached stg£800,000 (€1.175 million).

31st March, 2007

Among the items making news in the North last week was the story of how bidding for a house in Belfast had reached stg£800,000 (€1.175 million).

There was nothing unusual in that, perhaps - particularly for residents of the property-hungry Republic - but the house is on Alliance Avenue, one of the most troubled parts of the North. Fourteen people were shot dead on the street during the Troubles.

In 2001, the blockade of...

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