Even well after the rip tide of the Celtic Tiger, the Derry Journal claims that the Republic’s economy is set to grow at 5%, whereas Northern Ireland is predicted to grow at 3%. It goes on to argue that an all island economy is what’s required, with increased integration of roads and transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures amongst other things.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty