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ref date:21 Sep 1998 (ECON)
Irish see Scots economy as a threat?

The governor of the central Irish (Eire) Bank has said he doesn't believe a Scottish economy with low corporation tax rates would be viable.

I guess he would have to say that as Scotland is now the 7th richest nation on the planet (GDP) whereas the "UK" is 17th.

A successful Scotland will attract too many companies away from Ireland. Perhaps the Scottish parliament should look at closer cooperation with Eire as long as it does not breach any EU regulations.

Westminster can look on and weep!