Author: Colm McCarthy

Governments all around Europe have prioritised three areas of extra spending in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health budgets are unconstrained, those out of work have been provided with household income support and business firms have been offered wage subsidies and holidays from tax...

After several years of unavoidable restraint government capital spending has begun to increase and there will likely be an expanded capital programme in the years immediately ahead. This has spurred a debate on regional development and on the priorities for infrastructure investment, including the perennial Dublin...