Editorial View: Gaffe-prone governing is the last thing we need

The FF-FG coalition narrowly avoided yet another calamitous embarrassment on Friday, at a time when steady leadership is required

2nd August, 2020
Editorial View: Gaffe-prone governing is the last thing we need
Paschal Donohoe asked the Revenue Commissioners to reinstate proprietary directors to the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme from September 1

In the early days of the pandemic, the government was quite correctly given leeway by the Irish public as it attempted to grapple with the enormity of the task facing it.

As well as ensuring that the health service was ready to face an Italian-style surge of coronavirus cases – a surge that thankfully never happened – it had to quickly get money into the hands of the hundreds of thousands of people who had...

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