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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Long-Term Impact Of Economic Shutdown On The Younger Generation

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that a plan is being put in place to ease the current COVID-19 restr...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:41 PM - 30 Apr 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Long-Term Impact Of Economic Shutdown On The Younger Generation

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:41 PM - 30 Apr 2020

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that a plan is being put in place to ease the current COVID-19 restrictions, but warned that the country is not out of the woods yet.

Dan O'Brien, chief economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs and columnist with the Sunday Independent, believes conversations need to take place with medical experts regarding the health risks for people under 45 and the economic impact of long-term restrictions.

If the risks for younger people are lower, is it proportionate to cause an economic collapse by keeping them away from work?

Dan joined us on The Last Word to discuss this issue further.

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