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Derek Reed

Derek Reed is a former policy advisor on economic and social issues at the European Parliament.

Ireland after the virus

Derek Reed 17/04/2020

What are the options when the needs of the economy are great, and urgent, and the Government’s coffers are empty? The Central Bank forecasts that the pandemic and concomitant restrictions will lead to 500,000 job losses in Ireland and a 8.3% contraction in the economy. The OECD says 15%.  Thousands of businesses will be in desperate straits …

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