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Derry neglected on jobs front yet again

Published 05/08/2016

While not wishing to rain on Belfast's parade of 300 new jobs, it grieves me to see Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness' participation in what seems to be a wearisomely long promotion of jobs coming to Belfast.

Could he take First Minister Arlene Foster aside and say: "Look, Arlene. I am fed up time and time again having a walk-on part heralding jobs for Belfast.

"I represent Derry/Londonderry. Maybe if we put our heads together we could bring some pressure to bear on Invest NI to go out and get some jobs for my home city. This time, you will have a walk-on part and I will announce the new jobs to the gamut of local media and an appreciative crowd, who will greet the news with cries of: 'And not before time'."



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