The Northern Ireland peace dividend has not been as great as Germany’s unification dividend.
In 2000 Northern Ireland’s estimated GDP per capita was greater than all the regions that made up East Germany. Now every East German region has a GDP greater than NI. Though all below EU28 average. https://t.co/OAu26USeuKpic.twitter.com/2drQfxE9Ge
— John O’Brien (@jlpobrien) March 20, 2018
If you want to learn more about the cost of German unification you can do so here
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs