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Any Covid economic recovery plan must take aim at poverty and inequality

Sean Healy


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Life on the margins: A person in a sleeping bag in Dublin city centre. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Life on the margins: A person in a sleeping bag in Dublin city centre. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Life on the margins: A person in a sleeping bag in Dublin city centre. Photo: RollingNews.ie

As it makes choices concerning Budget 2021, the Government must recognise and acknowledge three imperatives.

First, that the primary focus should be on increasing employment and delivering services, not on reducing the deficit.

Second, that a huge amount of borrowing will be needed in the next three years, and probably more again after that.