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Support for businesses - but those on a precipice were forgotten in Budget

Colette Browne


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When the Covid-19 crisis is eventually over, what kind of society do we want to emerge from the ashes? A return to business as usual or something that is stronger, more resilient and fairer?

Yesterday's Budget extended an unprecedented level of State support to businesses to help them withstand the ravages of the pandemic. Measures like a €5,000 weekly payment, to those businesses most impacted by Covid, would previously have been an unthinkable intervention in the market. What was once unimaginable, is now prosaic. A reasoned response to an extraordinary calamity.


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