Post Editors

Post Editors

Talk on deal must not run into the sand

Talk on deal must not run into the sand

Clear thinking is needed about the potential deal with the troika over our historic banking debts and a restructuring of the financial sector.

What about the rights of those seeking work?

What about the rights of those seeking work?

The government has assured the UN and ICTU that it intends to legislate for its commitments to ensure collective bargaining rights for workers.

A banking debt deal is essential

A banking debt deal is essential

It is of the utmost importance that this country gets a deal to lighten the burden of its banking debt.

Paddy's Day must be a working holiday

Paddy's Day must be a working holiday

The St Patrick's Day ministerial exodus is about to start - accompanied, no doubt, by the usual headlines about junketeering politicians.

Banks must get real

Banks must get real

Ireland's banking sector still has a way to go in facing up to reality.

Children's hospital mess must be sorted

Children's hospital mess must be sorted

The scale of the mess over the new children's hospital is almost beyond belief.

Political donations are still under radar

Political donations are still under radar

The details of what the presidential candidates spent during the election demonstrates again the extent to which political parties have their cake and eat it when it comes to funding.

Wrap up the Greek mess without delay

Wrap up the Greek mess without delay

The deal on the second Greek bailout needs to be concluded now.

Ditch Croke Park deal without delay

Ditch Croke Park deal without delay

The Croke Park agreement is not working, and the government should back out of it as quickly as it can.

Tribunal report will mark the end of an era

Tribunal report will mark the end of an era

The Planning Tribunal, which is expected to issue its final report in the coming weeks, has been a disaster for the conduct of public life in Ireland.

Referendum not in Ireland's interest

Referendum not in Ireland's interest

It could be that there is a legal requirement to have a referendum on the EU fiscal treaty. If we do, we do. However if there is no legal imperative to do so.

Ireland must build alliances in Europe

Ireland must build alliances in Europe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny goes to the EU summit tomorrow knowing he will be party to some vital decisions. On the agenda will be the new fiscal compact, the situation in Greece, the new EU rescue fund and

Convenient culture needs abolishing

Convenient culture needs abolishing

It sometimes seems that the central organising principle of Irish political and administrative life is that nobody, anywhere, should be inconvenienced by anything.

Public pay bill can't escape the cutbacks

Public pay bill can't escape the cutbacks

It hasn't quite been death by a thousand cuts. However, it is clear that finding the budgetary savings for 2012 has been hugely difficult for the government. With so many areas out of bounds because o

Not fit for purpose

Not fit for purpose

The fitness and probity tests being undertaken by the Central Bank of senior bank executives who were in place when the crisis was brewing is a distraction which will achieve little, apart from enrich