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What next? Ten experts give their views on how the way we live and what the future holds has been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic

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Has Covid-19 changed the way we live forever?

Has Covid-19 changed the way we live forever?

Paul Merriman CEO of PAX Financial Planning and Founder of AskPaul.ie. Photograph by Steve Humphreys

Paul Merriman CEO of PAX Financial Planning and Founder of AskPaul.ie. Photograph by Steve Humphreys

Linda Ward, sustainable retail consultant. Photography by Meabh Fitzpatrick

Linda Ward, sustainable retail consultant. Photography by Meabh Fitzpatrick

Will Keating, TU Dublin lecturer and host of The Business Of Beverages podcast. Photograph by Andres Poveda

Will Keating, TU Dublin lecturer and host of The Business Of Beverages podcast. Photograph by Andres Poveda

Moira Leydon is General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI).

Moira Leydon is General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI).

Temple Garner, Chef and owner of San Lorenzo’s restaurant on South Great Georges Street in Dublin. Photograph by Frank McGrath

Temple Garner, Chef and owner of San Lorenzo’s restaurant on South Great Georges Street in Dublin. Photograph by Frank McGrath

Architect Orla Hegarty. Photograph by Gerry Mooney

Architect Orla Hegarty. Photograph by Gerry Mooney

Gerry Dunne is a Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Marino Institute of Education, a Research Fellow in TCD, and a Founder member of Philosophy Ireland.

Gerry Dunne is a Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Marino Institute of Education, a Research Fellow in TCD, and a Founder member of Philosophy Ireland.

Annie Lavin, relationship coach and psychology lecturer

Annie Lavin, relationship coach and psychology lecturer

Dr Cara Augustenborg

Dr Cara Augustenborg

Fr Neil O’Donoghue

Fr Neil O’Donoghue

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Has Covid-19 changed the way we live forever?

Pandemics change societies, raze empires, upend social orders. The Black Death is credited with collapsing the feudal system, accelerating technological innovation, and spurring a new middle class. With the Covid-19 pandemic still upon us - addled by social distancing protocols and fretting about vaccine schedules - it’s difficult to imagine what disruptions might persist into the long-term and what our society will look like in the future. We asked 10 experts for their views on how Covid-19 has changed who we are, the way we live and what our future looks like


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