“We need a joint special effort to cope with the crisis… but somebody will have to pay”
Exclusive interview: Former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet presided over Europe’s monetary response to the previous crisis. As the Covid-19 crisis escalates, he praises the current ECB’s fast initial response – while sticking to his long-held position that the mounting debt will have to be repaid.
Banking on the state: How the Irish economic and tax response to the crisis compares globally
All over the world, governments are scrambling to help businesses save jobs, and put in place measures to assist cash-strapped citizens. How does the Irish response compare to other countries – and what can we learn from them?
The eurozone is in trouble, US market dynamics are all wrong, and an epidemic is spreading – but, fear not, we can still avoid a recession
With no sign of co-ordinated action by the world’s governments and central banks, the economic slowdown brought about by the Covid-19 epidemic adds to clouds already on the horizon.
Interviews and insights: The definitive business guide to the election
As Ireland votes, get some depth on the economic impact of your vote: The Currency has interviewed frontbenchers from the five leading parties at length on business issues, while Stephen Kinsella crunches the numbers and unveils the faultlines revealed by the campaign.
Stolid Pearse Doherty’s radical plan: a much bigger, much more expensive state
To grow its vote share in middle Ireland, Sinn Féin needs to project solidity and competence. Pearse Doherty aims to fit the bill. In his pre-election interview, he outlines, and defends, the party's radical, ambitious, and expensive manifesto.