Post Editors

Post Editors

We must act as well as learn from Savita tragedy

We must act as well as learn from Savita tragedy

The astonishing catalogue of medical failures that marked the case of Savita Halappanavar is a stark warning that lessons have not been learned.

The budget must make jobs a genuine priority

The budget must make jobs a genuine priority

There is danger that the budget will end up as a compromise in every direction - and that the interests of the job-creating sector will not be given adequate attention.

Abolish the Seanad and reform the Dáil

Abolish the Seanad and reform the Dáil

Next Friday, voters will be faced with a choice to abolish the Seanad or not. It is not the choice that this newspaper would have sought.

Government must do more for firms

Government must do more for firms

A budget beckons and, undoubtedly, yet more austerity awaits. But what can Ireland's business community expect from Budget 2014?

Seanad vote must not end reform drive

Seanad vote must not end reform drive

There is less than a fortnight to go before the referendum on the future of the Seanad, and there are few signs that the public has switched on to the debate yet.

Tax hikes in Budget 2014 will just cost jobs

Tax hikes in Budget 2014 will just cost jobs

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan does not face an easy task on budget day.

Jobs must be the top budget priority

Jobs must be the top budget priority

'First, do no harm" might be an appropriate guide for the government as it heads into its budget discussions.

Potential rewards of our oil are huge

Potential rewards of our oil are huge

Billions of barrels of oil and gas may lie beneath the sea in Ireland's offshore waters.

Does the government know what it wants?

Does the government know what it wants?

Behind all the noise as the bankers met the politicians last week to discuss the mortgage crisis lies one, simple, unanswered question. What do we want to happen here?

Ireland's costly energy

Ireland's costly energy

Last week, the energy regulator approved yet another hike in gas prices, this time a relatively modest 2 per cent.

Public sector avoids most of the pain

Public sector avoids most of the pain

the pain inflicted on the public service is being felt for a transitory period by one generation of public servants.

Heaney: a treasure of our imaginations

Heaney: a treasure of our imaginations

That the country should so palpably pause last Friday morning is testament to the special personal qualities that Seamus Heaney conspicuously exhibited.

Keep up the pressure on the financial sector

Keep up the pressure on the financial sector

The strains are getting intense. The latest indicators are stark. Mortgage arrears continue to rise.

Strategic plan needed for the Civil Service

Strategic plan needed for the Civil Service

On the face of it, it might seem surprising that the state is moving to create new graduate job positions, as we report today.

Look forward in hope, not back in anger

Look forward in hope, not back in anger

The summer school season is coming to an end. The annual bouts of introspection have their uses, of course, and in cases like the Magill school encourage important debate.