ECONOMIC RECOVERY SLOW IN REGIONAL IRELAND

11 May 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• Opinion piece by Eamon Murphy, Social Justice Ireland

Despite Ireland’s continuing economic recovery, people are still less likely to have a job the further they are from Dublin. It’s not just about lower job numbers, either. Regional Ireland is not only dealing with greater job losses and a slower recovery, but has also seen more people leaving the labour force since the economic crisis began. Dublin and the area around it now has more jobs and a larger labour force than it did at the time of Ireland’s peak economic performance just over a decade ago, and, while the rest of the country is showing improvement, the capital and the…

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