Post Editors

Post Editors

A political deal on a polarising issue

A political deal on a polarising issue

The truth is that Irish people remain deeply conflicted on the issue of abortion.

Banks a long way from normality

Banks a long way from normality

We need, once and for all, to break the link between banks and sovereign governments.

The job is not yet done on our deficit

The job is not yet done on our deficit

Politicians feel the need to speak in slogans. Few can now resist saying that the "end of austerity" is nigh.

Legacy SME debt must be tackled too

Legacy SME debt must be tackled too

Struggling Irish SMEs must be looking on with envy at Independent News & Media, after it agreed a €140 million debt write-off deal by its consortium of lenders last week.

Public sector savings have to be found

Public sector savings have to be found

The unions have voted against Croke Park II, and their decision must be respected. From that decision stem some consequences, to which government must now face up.

New personal debt rules are a start

New personal debt rules are a start

The insolvency service faces a huge job, with new rules, new practitioners and an uncertain response from the banks, which will have a key say as the main creditor in most cases.

Debt deal welcome but deficit remains

Debt deal welcome but deficit remains

It is easy to argue that more needs to be done to help Ireland, if we are to exit the bailout programme successfully and, just as important, stay out of it.

Time for a vote on same-sex marriage

Time for a vote on same-sex marriage

Whatever your views on same-sex marriage, it is to be hoped that the Constitutional Convention today recommends a change in Bunreacht na hEireann.

Unions would be foolish to reject deal

Unions would be foolish to reject deal

All things considered, it is probably best for the country if the trade union movement endorses the Croke Park II deal in the ballots currently taking place among public sector workers.

Act on drug costs

Act on drug costs

The National Consumer Agency recently published a comprehensive survey on the cost of prescription medicines.

EU needs to move on bank regulation

EU needs to move on bank regulation

There is no easy way to sort out a mess in your banking system. That is the message from what has happened in Cyprus.

So, what lessons has Fianna Fáil learned?

So, what lessons has Fianna Fáil learned?

The result of the Meath East by-election could hardly be more different for the two government parties.

The Cyprus debacle must wake Europe up

The Cyprus debacle must wake Europe up

It is simply inexplicable - and inexcusable - that the situation in Cyprus has been allowed to get into such a mess.

Don't forget the virtues of low tax

Don't forget the virtues of low tax

The government, and most of the country, seems to have completely forgotten the virtues of low personal and business taxation and its important role in stimulating the economy.

Action on arrears is needed urgently

Action on arrears is needed urgently

There appears finally to be a plan coming together to deal with the mortgage crisis.