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Foster must simply get on with her elected job

Published 18/11/2016

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So, First Minister Arlene Foster is whingeing and accusing the powers that be in the south of poaching investment and undermining the north's economy in the aftermath of Brexit.

Martin Shanahan, head of the Industrial Development Agency, says he doesn't know what she's talking about and our foreign minister, Charlie Flanagan, is surprised at her comments.

My advice - for what it's worth - is: find the biggest net you can and cast it as far as you can to poach new investment for Ireland.

In the south, we were the poor relations for many years and I don't recall our northern neighbours doing us any big favours. We owe them nothing.

The fact they are out of the EU is due to the actions of Britain - nothing to do with us. Not that long ago, they wouldn't accept our currency (the punt). They will take any currency they can get their hands on today.

Many will remember the long queues at the border for more affordable petrol - being held for hours at the pleasure of the British Army. How times have changed.

So to Mrs Foster - it is what it is. Move on and get on with the job you were elected to do. The world is always evolving and things do not stay forever the same.

PHYL MHIC OSCAIR

Dublin

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