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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

@danieltmurray
12th April, 2020
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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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