Post Editors

Post Editors

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?

Increments are now truly indefensible

Increments are now truly indefensible

The continuing payment of public service increments at a time when deep cuts are being made in sensitive areas of public spending is morally and politically indefensible.

Dealing with the debt

Dealing with the debt

Will 2013 be the year when we finally start to deal decisively with our mortgage debt problem? Certainly, the signs are that things are finally beginning to change.

After the budget, government needs a new sense of purpose

After the budget, government needs a new sense of purpose

Budget 2013 may have kept the show on the road, but a vital year now lies ahead as our bailout cash starts to run out.

Changing face of US brings challenges

Changing face of US brings challenges

The US presidential election is a big event in Ireland, not just because the political and media class are fascinated by American politics.

Fast action needed on bankers' pay

Fast action needed on bankers' pay

Every few months, it seems, public controversy over bankers' pay resurfaces.

Yes, but not with much enthusiasm

Yes, but not with much enthusiasm

The campaign for the children's referendum has been pretty dispiriting, marked by a lack of any real debate or engagement between the two sides.

A troubling attitude to the rule of law

A troubling attitude to the rule of law

It is hard not to feel some sympathy for Seán Quinn, a grandfather sent to prison for Christmas, while acknowledging that he is largely the author of his own misfortune.

Can we not even discuss Croke Park?

Can we not even discuss Croke Park?

The view of this newspaper on the Croke Park agreement has been stated fairly clearly in the past.

Jobs boost a start, but more needed

Jobs boost a start, but more needed

The job announcements by Kerry Group and Paddy Power were a big boost to the country last week - and one that was badly needed, with few enough other positive economic indicators.

Openness is needed on budget plans

Openness is needed on budget plans

The way the government is trying to manage the emergence of news about the forthcoming budget may be good politics, but it is bad economics.

Reilly's primary care centres mess

Reilly's primary care centres mess

James Reilly has spent almost three weeks trying to defuse a crisis that surfaced when it emerged he added two sites in his own constituency to a list of primary care centres.

Quinn's reforms are a welcome start

Quinn's reforms are a welcome start

Ruairí Quinn chooses to believe what reliable international indicators say about Irish educational standards rather than the conventional wisdom of the educational establishment.

The real problem is lack of health reform

The real problem is lack of health reform

The leadership of the country's massively expensive health service is a mess.