State must increase financial support if economy is to survive
Once the emergency is over, the state will need to throw all its resources at both the health and economic crises
Unprecedented. Extraordinary. Historic. It is hard to describe the events of the last few days in any less terms. The actions taken by the government on Friday night are indeed the most drastic seen in this country to combat an emergency. The sight of the country in lockdown, with all except essential services operating, is frightening but necessary to fight this invisible killer infection.
It is true to say that the world before the spread...
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Editorial: Johnson and Frost must accept consequences of NI protocol
The EU says it will offer maximum flexibility on tweaking special trading arrangement for the North. But we have yet to see any reciprocal moves on London’s part
Editorial: Hospitality sector will continue to need support after reopening
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Editorial: Amnesty for Troubles atrocities breaks international accords and puts peace process at risk
The British government is playing to its home audience by seeking to close down inquiries into killings during the Troubles, but the Irish government is right to oppose the move
Editorial: History will not be kind to politicians who indulge in grotesque and false parallels
Mattie McGrath and Rose Conway-Walsh diminish horrific past events when they compare Covid-19 restrictions to Nazi atrocities and civil rights violations