‘Ultimately, nobody will pay anybody, and that’s the killer. Then everything stops'

With homebuyers‘ mortgage approvals falling by the wayside, tourism facing a disastrous summer and very little business being done elsewhere, anxiety is growing among the public – and the politicians

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
3rd May, 2020
‘Ultimately, nobody will pay anybody, and that’s the killer. Then everything stops'
A garda checkpoint in Co Kildare. Picture: Getty

Willie O’Dea had just left a “virtual rally” for Debenhams workers when the Business Post contacted him at his office last week.

With several hundred workers from the chain’s Limerick store among the 2,000 staff nationwide who’ll have no jobs to return to when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, the event was an important opportunity for them to connect with union reps and politicians.

“There was...

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