Forum to look at ways border businesses can work together

A major cross border forum is being launched on Saturday which will look at ways that politicians on both sides of the border can work together to improve the plight of businesses north and south.

Fine Gael's border forum has been established by Deputy Joe McHugh who is the party's spokesperson on north - south co-operation.

The event in Monoghan will be attended Fine Gael  members and will be addressed also by representatives of the UUP and SDLP.

Joe McHugh says the loss of jobs from Donegal to Northern Ireland, as announced by the Donegal Meats Plant, is  a reminder of the different trading conditions north and south: