Global economy needs Marshall Plan for Covid and climate change

Irish Times | Sep 14, 2021 at 8:24 PM
  • The global economy needs a new Marshall Plan to fight the fallout from Covid-19 and place green technology at the centre of energy, transport and food production systems.
  • The presence of multinational enterprises in Ireland — in particular, those operating in pharmaceuticals and information/communication technology sectors — has provided a significant advantage to the domestic economy, but the spillover in terms of innovation has been limited.
  • Dermot Coates and Adrian Hurley from the Department of Social Protection outlined the scope and scale of the Government’s income supports.