NR GREER: Stormont’s spinning is making us dizzy

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TOURISM. That’s the thing that is supposed to save the Northern Ireland economy, but unfortunately the reality is in serious danger of falling short of the rhetoric.

For the last year and longer, we have been hearing of an impending tourism boom, that the world’s well-heeled golfers would be flocking to Ulster’s greens and dropping greenbacks like confetti, and that they would be fighting their way onto the aircraft past the movie-going masses compelled to make a mass pilgrimage to Queen’s Island.

That’s if all the seats had not already been snapped up by hordes of hip young things eager to hang out in the most happening of hotspots, as seen on MTV.


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