Tuesday June 2, 2020

Covid-19: a blueprint for bouncing back

When the dust settles from the Covid-19 crisis, drastic measures will be needed to ensure the economy survives the worst of the blowback – but there is widespread consensus that austerity measures won’t cut it this time

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
5th April, 2020
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An eerily quiet O’Connell Street in the capital: when the crisis ends, people need to get spending again to boost the economy, say experts. Picture: Rollingnews

Forget the Programme for Government: instead, you are about to start hearing a lot about a new “National Recovery Plan” to fix the economy after the Covid-19 crisis is contained.

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have agreed that a such a step is needed during their ongoing talks on forming a government. And while it might sound like going back to the future, given we last had a national recovery plan in...

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