Matt Cooper: Will airports be lifted when the economy takes off again?

It is predicted that once a vaccine is available, the economy will bounce back, but airports may remain a write-off for another year or more if the state doesn’t step in

22nd November, 2020
Matt Cooper: Will airports be lifted when the economy takes off again?
Other countries have loosened travel restrictions more quickly than Ireland has, and foreign tourists may be less willing to come here as a result

We are all in need of some positivity at this stage of 2020, so here‘s one optimistic prediction: the economy will bounce back once coronavirus vaccines are available. The question is how strong that recovery will be next year and beyond.

We have precedent on our side, in the shape of the strength of the recovery from the nadir of a decade ago.

Despite the many complaints about the extent of austerity over the...

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