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'Normally the impact of a €5bn stimulus plan would be transformative, but there is nothing normal about the shockwaves the pandemic has sent through the economy'

'Normally the impact of a €5bn stimulus plan would be transformative, but there is nothing normal about the shockwaves the pandemic has sent through the economy'

'Normally the impact of a €5bn stimulus plan would be transformative, but there is nothing normal about the shockwaves the pandemic has sent through the economy'

Given the state of our cratered economy, the Government was forced to fashion gateways out of obstacles.

It says much of the crisis that although the stimulus measures announced were bigger in scale than most budgets, they will barely be enough.

The protection of jobs had to be foremost in Government thinking. Normally the impact of a €5bn stimulus plan would be transformative, but there is nothing normal about the shockwaves the pandemic has sent through the economy.