Lockdown exit: How can Irish economy reopen without big health risks?

Smart Money: Most likely approach is to move very slowly and on a phased basis

The normally bustling  Dame Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The normally bustling Dame Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to significant economic costs. Attributing these costs to the shutdown is the wrong way of thinking about it - the restrictions are needed to control the pandemic. And succeeding in doing this is the vital step to economic recovery as well.

So as we consider the possible exit strategy from the restrictions in Ireland, the challenge is trying to work out how to gradually reopen the economy, while minimising the risk.

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