Eddie Casey: Bold budgetary measures will limit long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis

29th March, 2020
Eddie Casey: Bold budgetary measures will limit long-term impact of Covid-19 crisis
Will households and firms be able to survive the period of disrupted activity and cash flows?

Concerns about the state’s capacity to introduce its fiscal responses are justifiable, but the risks are overstated

The coronavirus pandemic represents the deepest societal and economic challenge Ireland has faced since this country emerged from the depths of the financial crisis. This crisis needs a bold fiscal response and Ireland has the capacity to do this.

The coronavirus is a human but also an economic challenge. Necessary restrictions on people’s day-to-day...

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