Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Forget flags, our country needs to work on jobs

THE desperate plight of the employees of Mivan in Antrim is sad news (News, January 28). A fabulous firm with a great record has succumbed to the administrator.

Equally sad is the disappearance – or, indeed, the non-appearance – of Arlene Foster, the enterprise minister, who is never slow to bask in the glory of a handful of new jobs for the province, but conveniently is nowhere to be seen at the gates of Mivan, or available for interview on the day of the awful news.

And where is our esteemed CEO of Invest NI?

Focusing more closely on the disappearing, highly-skilled jobs and the distinct lack of opportunities for our youngsters, rather than debating the future of flags, would be a more appropriate use of their time.

SEAN SHERIDAN

London EC2

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