The importance of trade

The subscription only Irish News reports on President Mary McAleese’s emphasis on building cross border trade partnerships:

“…synergies between our respective indigent business sectors, to send fleets of consumer goods both ways across the border, to spread the benign embrace of jobs and prosperity widely as never before. The transition from a culture of conflict with all its wastefulness and woundedness to a culture of peace, prosperity and consensus is unfolding little by little.

“In this context, the one factor that will make the greatest contribution to European competitiveness on the island of Ireland is political stability.”