Post Editors

Post Editors

Useful lessons from the hurling field

Useful lessons from the hurling field

The brouhaha surrounding Joe Brolly's verbal volley against Sean Cavanagh and the Tyrone gaelic football team have deflected attention away from the real story of the GAA this year.

Reform is required, but solvency is vital

Reform is required, but solvency is vital

It is the season of summer schools, and the air is heady with talk of political reform.

More repossessions are now inevitable

More repossessions are now inevitable

The government is not slow to tell the banks to "get on with it" when dealing with the mortgage crisis. But behind the scenes, ministers recognise one very tricky reality.

Time to get serious on corruption

Time to get serious on corruption

During the 1980s and the 1990s - and very likely before then - planning corruption was rife in Co Dublin, and almost certainly elsewhere as well.

Let's get it over with

Let's get it over with

Getting "rid of" the troika and exiting the bailout programme is seen as a big goal for the government.

Time to finish the budgetary job

Time to finish the budgetary job

It was good that the government engineered a deal on the promissory note which will save about €1 billion from the budget arithmetic next year.

A truly mixed week for TDs' reputations

A truly mixed week for TDs' reputations

The amazement that has greeted Lucinda Creighton's resignation as a junior minister is a slightly depressing commentary on our political system.

The high cost of not tackling debt issues

The high cost of not tackling debt issues

The banks were given taxpayers' money as part of a recapitalisation deal. One part of this was that they had enough capital to deal with bad debts.

Action is needed on youth joblessness

Action is needed on youth joblessness

While no government can magic economic growth out of thin air, it is in the government's power to make economic growth as job-friendly as possible.

We must get the banking probe right

We must get the banking probe right

Why has there not been a comprehensive public inquiry into Ireland's banking collapse?

Public service increments must be reformed

Public service increments must be reformed

The British chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, delivered one of his two annual financial statements to parliament last week.

Discipline is needed with this budget

Discipline is needed with this budget

Whether ministers admit it or not, the process of preparing for the next budget is already under way.

Time to terminate the double Irish

Time to terminate the double Irish

The G8 meeting was always going to end with some flowery words on taxation and not a lot of specifics.

Kenny must put his own House in order

Kenny must put his own House in order

If Enda Kenny really wants to abolish the Seanad, he will have to come up with better arguments than those he has so far supplied.

Doing our essential Greek homework

Doing our essential Greek homework

The IMF is correct in the conclusions of a report published last week, which said that Greece's debt should have been restructured much earlier in the crisis.