Remote working must now be at the core of our services strategy

We don’t necessarily need to rewrite the tax code to take account of remote working, but we do need to think about tweaking it to better reflect future working conditions

The longer a lockdown persists, the less likely it is that some businesses will be able to bounce back quickly

The announcement from Intel last week that it is to create a further 1,600 jobs in Leixlip in Co Kildare, adding to its existing workforce of 5,000, was particularly welcome in a week where our unemployment rate was touching 25 per cent.

Admittedly, that figure is augmented by the number of people receiving the pandemic unemployment payment, and it is reasonable to expect that the numbers will fall sharply as the economy reopens.

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