Post Editors

Post Editors

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.

Dáil still a failure of accountability

Dáil still a failure of accountability

Politicians regularly complain about the low public esteem in which they are held. But is it really any wonder?

Howlin saddles up for horse-trading

Howlin saddles up for horse-trading

The government will soon publish the results of its review of the system of allowances, special payments and premium rates to employees in the public service.

Time to facilitate the culture of giving

Time to facilitate the culture of giving

Irish people have an outstanding record when it comes to giving money to those less fortunate than themselves.

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".