Stretching out the national safety net

More people are heading back to work, but the government is still not ready to put an end to the temporary wage support scheme which has paid out more than €2bn since March

19th July, 2020
Stretching out the national safety net
More and more sectors of the economy are getting back to ‘almost’ normal routines as businesses gradually reopen

Leo Varadkar was back in a familiar role on Thursday, taking leaders’ questions in the Dáil in place of Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who was on other business in the North.

Varadkar, the new Minister for Enterprise, was at least fielding questions on issues under his brief when Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin finance spokesman, sought answers on the effect of Covid-19 on the hospitality sector and the pubs in particular...

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