Editorial View: Three big choices await new government on coronavirus assistance
It is already clear that the temporary wage subsidy scheme must be extended
It is understandable, at difficult times like this, to grasp for positive signs. Human nature is such that we cling to hope. Last week, figures released by the Department of Finance showed the budget deficit at the end of June stood at €5.3 billion. The positives in the figures were that the amount of tax collected was both marginally ahead of last year and much better than had been forecasted.
These tax numbers masked the...
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