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Civic nationalist group Ireland's Future to outline economic advantages of a united Ireland

Ireland’s Future chief executive Gerry Carlile

A PAPER outlining the economic advantages of a united Ireland is to be launched on Thursday by civic nationalist group Ireland's Future.

Planning for a Strong Economy in a New Ireland is the group's third discussion document in a series it hopes will encourage continuing dialogue on constitutional change.

According to Ireland's Future chief executive Gerry Carlile, the paper launched later this week looks at "various issues and perennial problems" with the north's economic performance and outlines how in a united Ireland key indicators such as productivity, educational attainment and job creation would improve."

"People who live on this island need to know what a new and united Ireland would look like across the economy, education, health and a range of other areas – Ireland's Future is working to enable these conversations to advance and to make the job of government preparation an easier one," he said.

To coincide with the discussion document's online launch, there will be analysis of its contents from key figures in Ireland Future, including Senator Frances Black, Chris Donnelly, Brian Feeney and Patricia MacBride.

“We have a duty to do the planning and preparing now and Ireland's Future is playing our part in the process of planning and preparing," Mr Carlile said.

"Ireland's Future urges political parties across Ireland and particularly the government in Dublin to plan and prepare for constitutional change on our island."

You can watch the document launch and panel discussion live at 7pm on Thursday March 25 by visiting or searching Ireland's Future on Youtube, Twitter or Facebook.

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