In any other economic crisis a deficit of €21.5 billion and a projected deficit for the year ahead of €20.5 billion would prompt the Minister for Finance to restrict government spending.
But such is the unique nature of the danger posed by Covid-19 that Paschal Donohoe not only held off on doing so, but instead opted for further and significant spending
As the Finance Minister noted, fighting “an invisible enemy” requires the state to meet...
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