Post Editors

Post Editors

The Property section

The Property section

There is no Property section in this week's newspaper. It will return next week. The staff of the Property section and of The Sunday Business Post would like to wish all our readers a happy New Year.

The Property section

The Property section

There is no Property section in this week's newspaper. It will return next week. The staff of the Property section and of The Sunday Business Post would like to wish all our readers a happy New Year.

The Property section

The Property section

There is no Property section in this week's newspaper. It will return in the New Year. The staff of the Property section and of The Sunday Business Post would like to wish all our readers a merry Chri

Hope against peril must be the order of the day in 2012

Hope against peril must be the order of the day in 2012

Ireland is in a somewhat better position than it was a year ago, but Europe, the EU project and the euro currency are all in considerably worse shape. The Fine Gael-Labour coalition - it is hardly t

Ireland must fight for the best deal

Ireland must fight for the best deal

There is a 'damned if we do, damned if we don't' feeling about the prospect of a referendum on the new EU agreement. Voting yes would be to support what, on first appearances, is not a good deal, as t

Opposition to house tax is misguided

Opposition to house tax is misguided

The campaign against the new household charge is political opportunism at its worst. If we are to have any chance of having a stable tax and public spending system in future, tax on property must be a

Europe's latest half-baked plan

Europe's latest half-baked plan

To judge the outcome from the EU summit, it is necessary to ask two questions: was what was agreed sensible? And can it be implemented? On both counts, the outcome of the latest summit fails the test.

The reform agenda must now be pushed

The reform agenda must now be pushed

There were welcome measures in the budget - it was vital to keep reducing the deficit, the avoidance of income tax hikes was correct and there were welcome, if limited, reliefs for households and bus

Budget must not limit enterprise

Budget must not limit enterprise

'First, do no harm" is often a good prescription for governments, as well as doctors. However, given that it needs to raise €3.8 billion, the government will struggle to stick to that dictum in this w

Austerity no cure-all

Austerity no cure-all

Austerity is not a cure-all for Europe. This is a vital message which the ECB and the EU leaders need to bear in mind, as they enter a crucial week. First, let us look at the ECB. It is clearly caugh

Act now to avert a eurozone catastrophe

Act now to avert a eurozone catastrophe

So the euro crisis appears to be reaching its crunch stage. Just consider where we are. Three countries are in a bailout and Italy and Spain are effectively locked out of borrowing markets - or close

Ireland's deficit must be the priority

Ireland's deficit must be the priority

The basic problem underlying much of the European crisis is that too many countries have lost the political will to live within their means over the medium term. Easy credit (much of its supplied by G

Bankruptcy rules must be equitable

Bankruptcy rules must be equitable

Sean Quinn is within his rights to apply for bankruptcy in the North. Yet it will only increase the annoyance of people in the Republic that someone who is going to cost the taxpayer a couple of billi

More must be done to close the cost gap

More must be done to close the cost gap

Is the government really getting to grips with the cost of running the country? Certainly, current spending is set to fall between now and 2015 in cash terms, and this will not be easily achieved. H

Only the ECB can bring stability

Only the ECB can bring stability

In another chaotic week, Europe appeared to pull back slightly from the brink, with the announcement and then cancellation of a Greek referendum which, had it been lost, would have had potentially cat