Donegal included on Brexit study
AN impact assessment of
the Brexit vote on the North West region including
Donegal is to be prepared by Derry City and Strabane
Councillors this week agreed to to appoint "relevant
specialist contributors" to assist with the study.
Mayor Alderman Hilary
McClintock said the Brexit Impact Assessment Study
would "support the delivery of the three regional
development pillars - namely regional economic
growth and investment; regional physical and
environment development and regional social and
community cohesion and well being set out in the
North West Strategic Group Partnership arrangements.
Council chief executive John Kelpie said he
envisaged that the study would address issues such
as a macroeconomic analysis of the North West City
Region, identifying its key characteristics and
analysis of the impact of UK withdrawal from the EU.
Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock
Mr Kelpie said he felt
it was important that council in its civic
leadership role, engaged proactively with key
stakeholders in order to "develop an informed
Among the stakeholders identified to be part of the
study are Donegal County Council; the North West
Regional College and Letterkenny Institute of
Technology; the University of Ulster including its
Economic Policy Centre and Strabane, Londonderry and
Letterkenny Chambers of Commerce. Major employers in
the North West region and key community partners
will also take part.