Clear thinking is needed about the potential deal with the troika over our historic banking debts and a restructuring of the financial sector.
The government has assured the UN and ICTU that it intends to legislate for its commitments to ensure collective bargaining rights for workers.
It is of the utmost importance that this country gets a deal to lighten the burden of its banking debt.
The St Patrick's Day ministerial exodus is about to start - accompanied, no doubt, by the usual headlines about junketeering politicians.
Ireland's banking sector still has a way to go in facing up to reality.
The scale of the mess over the new children's hospital is almost beyond belief.
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.
The deal on the second Greek bailout needs to be concluded now.
The Croke Park agreement is not working, and the government should back out of it as quickly as it can.
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.
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.
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
It sometimes seems that the central organising principle of Irish political and administrative life is that nobody, anywhere, should be inconvenienced by anything.
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
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