Post Editors

Post Editors

Jobs must be the real priority for 2014

Jobs must be the real priority for 2014

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insists that the focus of 2014 will be on creating jobs. The economy is moving back to some kind of normality, we are told, meaning that attention can now be given to getting people back to work.

Debt for equity offers a way forward for SMEs

Debt for equity offers a way forward for SMEs

Ireland's lingering mortgage crisis has rattled policymakers, infuriated the troika and dominated public discourse. However, there is another unresolved debt crisis out there - one that also needs to be resolved with urgency.

We're a fortunate country in an improving world

We're a fortunate country in an improving world

Occasionally, perhaps more often than we do, it is good to look on the bright side of things.

Unsustainable pensions

Unsustainable pensions

There is something important in the background to the debates we have been seeing about the ESB pension fund and also the pension entitlements of bosses in the charity sector.

A time for restraint and determination

A time for restraint and determination

There are two audiences to which the government needs to speak as we leave the bailout - the domestic one and the overseas one.

Martin must be more upfront about FF's past

Martin must be more upfront about FF's past

The decision by the former Labour Party chairman Colm Keaveney to join Fianna Fáil last week aroused a number of widely differing reactions.

Mandela's moral force

Mandela's moral force

The world had months and years to prepare for the death of the most loved and respected man on earth, and yet the outpouring of grief, loss and gratitude for the life and works of Nelson Mandela these past days has been extraordinary.

Looking to life after the troika

Looking to life after the troika

So the troika have finally left and Ireland will leave the bailout before too long. It is a prospect viewed by many people with somewhat mixed feelings.

ECB is right to do whatever it takes

ECB is right to do whatever it takes

The ECB surprised the markets by cutting interest rates last week to a historic low of 0.25 per cent. It was, without doubt, the correct thing to do.

Building on the Web Summit's success

Building on the Web Summit's success

The web summit has clearly been a major success in itself, attracting thousands of visitors to Dublin and establishing itself as a major event for the tech community.

Finish the reform agenda

Finish the reform agenda

Is this it? Three years have passed since the markets lost faith in Ireland, their confidence eroded by delinquent banks and a bust exchequer.

Health is still a ticking timebomb

Health is still a ticking timebomb

There was a reason why the Department of Health was hit harder than other big spending departments in the budget.

The real enemy in this case is hysteria

The real enemy in this case is hysteria

The panic over a suspected transnational tendency among the Roma population to kidnap blond children has been replaced over a panic about racial profiling by the gardai­.

Building on education's location indifference

Building on education's location indifference

Massive Open Online Courses were pioneered in Ireland, and our third-level sector is well-placed to take advantage of the huge global market potential, writes Peter Casey.

Someone please grab control of Health

Someone please grab control of Health

The 2014 Budget was, for the most part, a clever political exercise. There has been controversy in its wake, but nothing that will threaten its passage into legislation.