Fears of construction companies
The UK economy has returned to recession, after shrinking by 0.2% in the first three months of 2012.
A sharp fall in construction output was behind the surprise contraction, the Office for National Statistics said.
Raymond Moan owns Quality Timber Frame, a construction firm based in Northern Ireland.
He told the BBC at least three building firms go under per week in his region of South Armargh.
He said: "If we go the way of the South we'll be on our knees".