Post Editors

Post Editors

Now more than ever EU needs strong leaders

Now more than ever EU needs strong leaders

Europe's leaders meet this week and will discuss the outcome of the European Parliament elections.

The vote is in: time to get back to reality

The vote is in: time to get back to reality

The votes have been cast and are now being counted in centres throughout the country.

Public finances still the central challenge

Public finances still the central challenge

You would know there was an election on the way.

ECB needs to move from words to action

ECB needs to move from words to action

Finally, the European Central Bank seems ready to move again.

Elections should put SMEs centre stage

Elections should put SMEs centre stage

Local and European election campaigns often have a peculiar quality.

Where now for Shatter's justice reform agenda?

Where now for Shatter's justice reform agenda?

The resignation of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is a severe blow to the government.

The troika hasn't gone away, you know

The troika hasn't gone away, you know

The reaction of many people when they heard of another review mission to Ireland by the EU and IMF last week was that they believed that such monitoring was all behind us.

Banking inquiry must not be politicised

Banking inquiry must not be politicised

No sooner was the Anglo trial over than the government promised us - again - that the banking inquiry would get up and running.

Arguing over slices of non-existent cake

Arguing over slices of non-existent cake

The government has only got itself to blame. For months now ministers have been dropping veiled hints about the possibility of tax cuts in the next Budget.

The banking inquiry - just get on with it

The banking inquiry - just get on with it

We await the sentencing in the Anglo trial tomorrow, but in the meantime the outcome of what we heard during the course of its hearings leaves many of the old questions unanswered.

Coalition must focus on fixing internal strife

Coalition must focus on fixing internal strife

The controversy over water charges last week highlights the extent to which the coalition government has become bogged down.

Why the long delay?

Why the long delay?

The trial of three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank has shown that the Irish jury system is able to put aside any lingering prejudices and determine each case upon its own merits.

Still much to do on mortgage arrears issue

Still much to do on mortgage arrears issue

The banking system is struggling to deal with mortgage arrears. But so too is the political system.

A successful visit, but don't forget the North

A successful visit, but don't forget the North

The visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain might have lacked the historical weight of Queen Elizabeth's 2011 journey to Ireland, but it was a roaring success all the same.

Business costs are crippling recovery

Business costs are crippling recovery

We are in an era of low inflation - worryingly low.