Friday October 23, 2020

Regional focus: Can the border catch a break?

It’s staring down the barrel of Brexit, but those who live and work in the border region are confident it can rise to the latest of many challenges

30th July, 2017
Jan Feenstra of Marine Harvest in Donegal: ‘It can be difficult to attract new graduates to the area’ Picture: Clive Wasson

It’s a region without major cities. It was wrought apart almost a century ago by a boundary which sliced economic ties and militarised the area. It is traditionally starved of infrastructural investment – one airport on the far eastern fringe of Donegal, and on the opposite side of the country, the M1 on the east coast funnelling traffic between Belfast and Dublin.

And yet the border is home to some of Ireland’s best-known...

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