Sunday May 31, 2020

Will the Covid-19 crisis change our welfare system for good?

Minister for Social Welfare Regina Doherty believes the economy will bounce back quickly, but some say a new approach, such as a Universal Basic Wage, is needed

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

12th April, 2020
Minister for Social Welfare Regina Doherty believes that when the economy comes out of sleep mode, some industries will bounce back immediately. Picture: Bryan Meade

Just two months ago, Regina Doherty lost her Meath East seat in the general election.

“In the first few weeks after that, I had accepted the result,” the former Fine Gael TD told the Business Post.

“I had a good ten years in public life and I’m at a particular age where if I don’t do something different now, I might not have the choice in a few years.”...

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