The world of Covid-19 economics has seen the Government ramp up borrowing, increase spending and make no commitment about when it will balance the books. 

The normal rules have been suspended in the midst of the pandemic. 

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Presenter Maggie Doyle is joined by Mary Regan, David Murphy and Paul Cunningham as they examine the how the coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party held together in a major test of the 100-day-old Government. 

Even the opposition parties struggled to criticise the huge spending as the State borrowed vast quantities of cash to fight Covid-19. 

 In the background the ongoing challenges of Brexit and Climate were also tackled. 

But sooner or later this administration will have to consider how to balance the books. 

That is when the coalition will face a far more challenging test. 

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