Post Editors

Post Editors

Deal moves us in the right direction

Deal moves us in the right direction

Credit where it is due. The deal done between the government, the ECB and the Central Bank of Ireland was an important step forward.

It's high time to act on mortgage debt

It's high time to act on mortgage debt

Agame of finger-pointing is going on between the troika, the government, the Central Bank and the banks over the issue of mortgage debt and the pace of debt writedowns.

Health insurance sector on life support

Health insurance sector on life support

There are few signs that the government is delivering on its strategy for the health sector - and plenty of reasons for concern.

Failure to agree a deal carries a price

Failure to agree a deal carries a price

Europe's reaction to crisis management has been consistent: it has generally acted slowly and done just enough to keep the show on the road, rather than actually fixing problems.

Britain can't have its cake and eat it

Britain can't have its cake and eat it

There is every reason to fear the path on which David Cameron has now set his country, and the union as a whole.

Time for government to help small firms

Time for government to help small firms

This government is caught between a range of different pressures and priorities, but it mustn't forget about retail and small businesses.

Europe facing risks of complacency

Europe facing risks of complacency

Last June, EU governments made a clear commitment to break the link between sovereign governments and their banks. Ever since, this commitment has been chipped away.

Damaging fallout from meat scandal

Damaging fallout from meat scandal

The discovery of traces of horsemeat - and in one case a lot more than traces - in Irish-produced burgers raises fundamental questions.

Still big challenges to bailout exit

Still big challenges to bailout exit

You can't blame the government for trying to create a bit of positive momentum in the economic news about Ireland.

Abortion challenge

Abortion challenge

Last week's hearings on the abortion issue at the Oireachtas committee were, in the main, constructive and calm.

Abortion debate should be civil

Abortion debate should be civil

The political year 2013 begins at 9.30am on Tuesday morning in the Senate chamber when the Oireachtas health committee begins three days of hearings on abortion legislation.

Investigate fracking and then decide

Investigate fracking and then decide

One of the more difficult decisions thatthis government will have to make will be whether to permit shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing.

Will 2013 prove to be another year of living dangerously?

Will 2013 prove to be another year of living dangerously?

While 2012 started with an air of crisis, we enter 2013 in a somewhat calmer environment, even if the budget crisis in the US threatens some short-term instability.

Tough year, but core strengths remain

Tough year, but core strengths remain

As we approach Christmas, it is natural to reflect on the year just gone - a year which started in crisis at a European level.

Caught between a rock and Ryanair

Caught between a rock and Ryanair

The government's decision to say it would not sell its stake in Aer Lingus to Ryanair raises two obvious questions - who will it sell to, and on what terms?