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Old 09-19-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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It's been about 10 years since major violence in the Northern Ireland mostly stopped. Has NI began catching up economically with the rest of the UK or is it still a lot worse?
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't be sure major violence has mostly stopped.
Calls for extra resources after 60 dissident bomb attacks in 18 months - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Having said that, I would rather live in NI today than a few years ago.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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It's been about 10 years since major violence in the Northern Ireland mostly stopped. Has NI began catching up economically with the rest of the UK or is it still a lot worse?
Here's some recent news on the economic front..Numbers on dole in North rises again to 52,700 - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Seems like the violence still flares up once in a while but has improved immensely overall.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Here's some recent news on the economic front..Numbers on dole in North rises again to 52,700 - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Seems like the violence still flares up once in a while but has improved immensely overall.
Is is true that it's improved so much that Northern Ireland's British Army garrison was reduced to a "normal peacetime garrison"?
At one point, an average of 30,000 British Army, RAF, and Royal Navy personnel were stationed in Northern Ireland ... now that number is just 5,000.

If you ask me, Northern Ireland is a pretty good success story.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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If you ask me, Northern Ireland is a pretty good success story.
Much of that success has been bought with taxpayer's money from Britain and Europe, with large numbers working for the government. It is doubtful the province could stand on its own two feet financially.
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