Post Editors

Post Editors

Tough budget choices remain unavoidable

Tough budget choices remain unavoidable

At some point in the next week or two, the government will adopt its budget strategy memorandum.

Debt deal must take account of Irish costs

Debt deal must take account of Irish costs

The payment of billions of euro to private sector holders of bonds in dead banks such as Anglo Irish Bank has been one of the most unjust elements of the Irish financial crash.

Efficient childcare system needed now

Efficient childcare system needed now

The report on childcare deaths is a deeply depressing document. As the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, put it, "what we have found, in one word, is a disgrace".

Battle rejoined for Ireland's skies

Battle rejoined for Ireland's skies

If Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary really wants to take over Aer Lingus, he knows he will need some other airline or airlines to provide competition on key routes in and out of Dublin.

Croke Park figures a fudge too far

Croke Park figures a fudge too far

So the Croke Park agreement has been found to be "delivering" in all its facets, according to the government's review body.

Central banks in the front line as Greek people vote

Central banks in the front line as Greek people vote

Nobody knows how today's Greek election will play out or how the outcome will affect an already volatile European situation.

Break links between the banks and states

Break links between the banks and states

Can Europe find a compromise between what is needed to save the euro and what is acceptable to its electorates?

Let's hope for some good European news

Let's hope for some good European news

The flags are appearing on cars, windows and balconies. The streets will empty tonight as the country stays indoors to watch the match.

Now we need a deal on our bank debt

Now we need a deal on our bank debt

The Yes vote on the fiscal treaty should be greeted with relief more than celebration.

A CAB is needed for financial criminals

A CAB is needed for financial criminals

The investigation by the Director of Corporate Enforcement into Anglo Irish Bank is, we are told, nearing completion.

No upside to voting against the treaty

No upside to voting against the treaty

There are valid arguments on both sides - albeit few of the real ones have featured much in the public debate.

Academics need to learn tough lessons

Academics need to learn tough lessons

Few things are more important to Ireland's future prosperity than a thriving third level sector.

Whatever happens, Europe must act forcefully

Whatever happens, Europe must act forcefully

Save Greece or prepare for its exit. That is the choice facing Europe.

Sinn Féin needs some grown-up policies

Sinn Féin needs some grown-up policies

Sinn Féin's populist message of opposition to austerity, and its constant insistence that someone else can pay, are clearly paying political dividends.

EU must learn from previous mistakes

EU must learn from previous mistakes

Europe is in chaos, again. That this would happen has been entirely predictable for months now. Yet we have seen the same pattern repeated over and over again.