Post Editors

Post Editors

Reilly fiasco a bad sign for the future

Reilly fiasco a bad sign for the future

The fiasco surrounding the health cuts announced and then partially retracted is deeply worrying.

ECB is moving in the right direction

ECB is moving in the right direction

There is no doubt that, under Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank (ECB) has come a long way.

Health cuts are a symptom of wider failure to reform

Health cuts are a symptom of wider failure to reform

Everybody has to live within their budgets. That is the new reality in Irish public life, and the health service is no different.

Policy must realise that PRSI is a tax

Policy must realise that PRSI is a tax

It is time to stop pretending that PRSI is not just another form of tax on incomes, because that is what it is.

Lessons from 'Bucking the Trend'

Lessons from 'Bucking the Trend'

Bruised, battered, but not broken. In our Bucking the Trend series throughout this month, this newspaper showcased four sectors of the economy that are booming in the bust.

Leaving Cert reforms begin to yield results

Leaving Cert reforms begin to yield results

Few subjects lead to more debate than the education system, but particularly the Leaving Certificate.

Battle looming for the future of Irish aviation

Battle looming for the future of Irish aviation

Be careful what you wish for. The statement of intent by Etihad Airways that it is interested in a stake in Aer Lingus has gone down well with the former national carrier.

Tackle inefficiency or pay a high price

Tackle inefficiency or pay a high price

Too much attention has been paid over the years to the amount of money spent by the government in different areas - and not enough to how well this money is spent.

A week which lifted all our spirits

A week which lifted all our spirits

Sport has a unique ability to affect the morale of the nation - and what a lift our Olympians, in particular our boxers, have given us during the week.

Gambling, not bad luck, did Quinn in

Gambling, not bad luck, did Quinn in

The PR offensive that has been launched by the Quinn family since the recent High Court contempt of court judgment has been quite extraordinary.

End the sweetheart deal

End the sweetheart deal

One of the lessons we should have learned from the political and economic failures of the recent past is that simply putting off hard decisions does not make them go away.

More must be done to tackle financial crimes

More must be done to tackle financial crimes

Charges have finally been laid against some of the senior executives who were running Anglo Irish Bank during its collapse. More charges against others may follow.

Government cannot afford to disappear

Government cannot afford to disappear

The Dáil adjourned for its eight-week summer recess last week, rising until September 18.

Courts can act - but they need the evidence

Courts can act - but they need the evidence

There has been much argument over the past few years about whether different standards apply to white collar crime, compared to more everyday offences.

Delivering a deal on our bank-related debt

Delivering a deal on our bank-related debt

There has been an important shift of emphasis in the messages coming from the government in relation to the EU/IMF bailout.