Matt Cooper: Making lockdown decisions based solely on public health is the wrong treatment plan
The criteria on which we reopen our economy cannot exist in isolation from economic issues. We have already had the longest lockdown of any EU, or western, nation by far
Businesses and jobs do not feature on the list of criteria the government has set for the easing of level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, but they should.
We are facing mass unemployment, with enormous social and political consequences, for many years to come; a surge in the number of businesses unable to reopen; and an even greater drain on the public finances. Those are not secondary issues.
It is true that we have had nearly 2,000 Covid...
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The Last Post: Why it was worth it for Ireland to hang tough on two little words
The deletion of ‘at least’ gives some certainty for the future but while a higher corporation tax rate might not deter major international firms from locating here, they may have other questions about the reliability of electricity supply and potential planning issues
The strange case of Perrigo, the Revenue and the shrinking tax demand
Why did our tax authority settle for less than one-fifth of what it thought was properly owed by an American-based pharmaceutical company?
We cannot allow hugely lucrative business tourism to depart for other shores
Conference and event tourism like Aviation Week was worth a staggering €760 million to the Irish economy in 2019 and we can’t afford to lose it
Matt Cooper: O’Leary takes aim at Ryan as climate goals and aviation recovery collide
The Green Party’s role in the coalition will grow in significance as the Ryanair boss exerts pressure over an aviation recovery