Higgins: public spending is an investment, not a burden

The President writes in this newspaper today that yet another dose of austerity cannot be the ultimate answer to the ongoing crisis

26th April, 2020
Higgins: public spending is an investment, not a burden
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President Michael D Higgins has backed calls for more public spending and more supports for vulnerable workers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an article published in the Business Post today, the president of Ireland writes that public spending must be viewed as an investment in both society and the economy, not a cost or a burden.

“There is already widely held agreement now on the necessity of public spending, and...

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