Opposition MLA Seán Neeson said: “Mayor Bloomberg hit the nail on the head. The Stormont Executive needs to end segregation in order to attract investors.
“The Executive must take heed of what Mayor Bloomberg said today. Segregation is the elephant in the room – it still exists and Ministers are doing next to nothing to tackle it.
“They need to make creating a shared future their number one priority if Northern Ireland is to hold any hope of attracting the high-value jobs our economy needs for it to grow.
“Sir Anthony O’Reilly also made some very important points regarding corporation tax. Northern Ireland needs a lower rate and it was the Alliance Party who brought this issue to the floor of the Assembly a few weeks ago. I fear that the Executive has given up this fight, but Alliance will not.”