Tuesday June 2, 2020

The Last Post: Now the virus is under control, government must help businesses heal

It’s time to speed up the reopening of the country, and put the same emphasis on our economic recovery as on public health

24th May, 2020
McDonald’s opened six drive-through restaurants last week: many other businesses need to reopen if they are to stay viable Picture: PA

There is a growing frustration among many Irish businesses at the government’s cautious approach to relaxing the lockdown restrictions and to providing wider support to employers, and it is becoming more vocal.

In saving the physical health of the nation, enormous damage has been done to those who have been forced by government measures to seize or curtail their trading. Whatever about the rights and wrongs of what was done up to now,...

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