We need strong government to tackle aftermath of virus

While this caretaker administration has put in commendable work, the danger of a global recession makes a new programme for government all the more urgent

15th March, 2020
We need strong government to tackle aftermath of virus
The outgoing government has put in commendable work in the first phase. But a stronger government will be required to deal with the possible global recession

The coronavirus has created a public health and economic crisis that will test the notion of national solidarity.

It is already causing severe financial hardship to businesses and workers who depend on the free flow of customers to earn their livelihoods. Pubs, shops, hotels, restaurants and more have seen the majority of their customers vanish overnight.

No administration takes the decision to shut down schools, colleges and creches lightly because it is so disruptive to...

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