This time it is East Belfast. The old technologies are no longer viable. It will take alot of McDonalds and/or tourist guides to make up for the sustained loss of engineering jobs.
The economic underpinning of the north is not capable to shore up its chronic lack of foreign investment as it is competing with the Republic which is far better geared for foreign companies. The link with Britain is costingjobs. Time to break the shackles and join with the Republic if you want a future worth living.
BBC News - Defence firm Thales to cut jobs in Belfast and Crossgar