McCartney welcomes results of independent study on Irish Unity

McCartney welcomes results of independent study on Irish Unity

Sinn Féin spokesperson Raymond McCartney MLA (Foyle) has welcomed the results of an independent study which shows that Irish Unity would be economically beneficial for both jurisdictions on the island.

Raymond McCartney said:

MLA Raymond McCartney
MLA Raymond McCartney

“The report, “Modeling Irish unification” produced by KLC – Consulting for Tomorrow, presents three unification scenarios, each with increasingly positive economic benefits for both North and South.

“In every case, the authors concluded that political and economic unification would likely result in a boost in economic outcomes and incomes North and South.

“The most aggressive unification scenario estimates a boost in all island GDP of €35.6 billion Euro over eight years.

“In my view, this Report is an important contribution to the debate on Irish Unity and is in line with the view held by Sinn Féin that a united Ireland economy would deliver economic growth and prosperity across this Island.

“While opponents often claim that we cannot afford to be united, the simple reality is that we can not afford partition. The human price of partition is too high to pay.

“A united Ireland is achievable, affordable and deliverable. We would all be better off economically, socially and politically in a United Ireland.”