Post Editors

Post Editors

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.

Quinn is picking on the wrong target

Quinn is picking on the wrong target

Ruairi Quinn is very keen on anti-bullying initiatives, so he should stop picking on fee-paying schools. It's beginning to look a bit like, well, bullying.

Public sector deal is just an acceptance of economic reality

Public sector deal is just an acceptance of economic reality

When the present government acts against its own political interests and takes difficult but necessary action on the public finances, it deserves credit.

Debt deal does not rule out budget cuts

Debt deal does not rule out budget cuts

With Irish bond interest rates falling and the prospects of exiting the bailout improving, the government may lose its impetus in correcting the public finances.

Making the right calls on big projects

Making the right calls on big projects

Plans to drill for oil in Dublin Bay have been abandoned temporarily by exploration company Providence Resources.

Deal moves us in the right direction

Deal moves us in the right direction

Credit where it is due. The deal done between the government, the ECB and the Central Bank of Ireland was an important step forward.