COST OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC BEGINS TO HIT HOME

The government’s tax take in March was almost 800 million euro below expectations because of Covid 19.

It also spent over a billion more than expected, especially in areas like health and social protection.

It follows figures released earlier showing more than half a million people are now receiving unemployment benefits due to the impact of the pandemic.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says he’s determined to build a “new economy” so the country can recover

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