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Belfast how we love you (but sometimes we must divert our eyes)

THE GOOD . . . . Last week's high profile announcement in the US of a £6 million investment by Stanford University spin-out HighWire Press Inc. creating 74 jobs in Northern Ireland.
Ah Belfast, we love you and at the same time you can be an awful place to live and work. We are usually gripped by a conviction that you are on the right road to economic growth and social stability, and then you let us down. It happens too often. But I'm not giving up on my home town. I never will, and I can offer some context for the mixed reviews above. Last week the American company HighWire Press made the kind of announcement that makes you think Northern Ireland is well-placed to take advantage of emerging high-tech IT jobs. That firm, with Invest NI support, will create 74 jobs with a[...]
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