Geographical approach could be needed, says economist

An economist says a geographical approach could be needed to tackle the Covid 19 crisis, instead of a ‘one size fits all’ model.

Frank Crowley from Cork University Business School carried out research and found the Greater Dublin area will be the least affected by social distancing measures and remote working.

He says smaller towns will suffer if changes aren’t made. 

Some parts of the country, particular peripheral areas and remote areas, are very dependent on certain sectors that might not have very good social distancing potential, that don't have remote working potential - accommodation and food, tourism.

"If it goes on for a long period of time, these communities are going to be devastated economically from it."

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