TASC Policy Brief: Towards a Fair Recovery
23 June 2020
The Irish economy has undergone a massive contraction as of June 2020. While necessary to halt the spread of Covid-19, the effective lockdown of major parts of the economy has led to sharp increases in unemployment, and sharp reductions in output.
The gradual lifting of restrictions is already beginning the process of economic recovery, but given the scale of the contraction, a simple return to normal is unlikely to be sufficient to ensure a maximal recovery.
This brief by TASC Policy Analyst Robert Sweeney outlines some policies and business supports that can help kick-start the Irish economy.