John Moran: SMEs need a bailout to prevent an economic zombie apocalypse
By saving small businesses, we save jobs, tax revenues and communities – and we can borrow cheaply to fund it
It feels like deja vu. We’re back talking about spreads on Irish debt, deficits and austerity. Bailouts, unemployment and fear for the future have replaced the optimism of 2019. It might feel like last time, but it is different in some very important ways.
EU solidarity and investor trust in our pre-Covid-19 economic model mean our government now has an option to borrow cheaply over a longer term to fund measures to ease the...
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Susan O’Keeffe: Gardaí and teachers are on the frontline and deserve early vaccines
Both groups put themselves at risk every day to keep society functioning, but they have received little by way of appreciation
Emer McLysaght: That time my friend phoned me from George Clooney’s loo, and other stories
Irish people are very good at being two degrees of separation from almost every famous person on planet Earth
Nadine O’Regan: Mr Potato Head bows to change to make everyone feel welcome
The toy controversy shows that we’re getting better at making our language inclusive, but old attitudes still remain
Susan O’Keeffe: Public wants clarity, not false promises, from government
Stephen Donnelly may be pledging more than he can deliver on vaccines while the new Living with Covid plan is short on detail and has brought more confusion. We deserve better