Post-pandemic Ireland: 16 sweet ideas to improve our country
When Ireland returns to normal, it should be a better place than it used to be
We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty
The Covid-19 pandemic has closed down so many of the everyday activities that sustain us, forcing us to spend more time at home and to reconsider what is most important in our lives. Many of us yearn to go back to cinemas, galleries, theatres and gigs, and to travel to other places for inspiration and renewal.
But many of us also don’t yearn to go back – or not to go back to exactly the way things were. The pandemic gives societies an opportunity to push the reset button and to introduce social, economic, legal and political changes that will enhance our lives into the future.