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Brian Keegan: Supporting businesses and jobs is key to recovery

Making sure companies have cashflow – and empowering the public sector – will help the country get back on its feet after Covid-19

19th April, 2020
“The actions taken by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and his colleagues in this government and the next, if it is formed, will not be judged by the electorate on immediate outcomes. They will be judged by reference to the impact on our daily lives in 2021 and 2022 and beyond.” Picture: PA

Last week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe promised to publish a policy response to support the recovery. He has made the point in the past that while many people have great ideas as to how money should be spent in our economy, few make proposals as to how money might be raised.

In happier times, it was relatively straightforward, though never popular, to raise additional taxes. But that was then and this is now. In...

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