First Ministers on jobs mission for St Paddy’s day…

SO Marty and Robbo are off to America after all, combining the St Paddy’s day festivities with some schmoozing for foreign investment and trying to save jobs under threat. Good luck to ’em. If they’re going to chase the rainbow of FDI, they’ll need it. Now that the FDI boom is over, at least for high-wage jobs, should there be a greater emphasis on helping out the local small and medium-sized businesses that have more commitment to Northern Ireland than the ‘grab a grant and go’ multinationals? It’s an issue that has been debated by the Assembly very recently.

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