Sunday October 25, 2020

Ireland must do all it can to ensure a trade deal between EU and Britain

Comment: Last week’s budget put the spotlight on the twin threats of Brexit and the coronavirus. No government could ever have expected to find itself in this unenviable position

18th October, 2020
Last week’s speeches by government ministers made extensive reference to Brexit, and the budget itself was also intended to provide further supports

Last week’s budget was an extraordinary one framed for extraordinary times. The enormous leap in public spending, funded by an exponential growth in public borrowing, was redolent of wartime.

But in facing the unpredictable and devastating consequences of this dreaded virus, we are, as a nation, now on a war footing.

In that regard the government did all that it could, focusing on beefing up our health service to meet the inevitable increase...

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