Post Editors

Post Editors

We can't just disobey the laws we don't like

We can't just disobey the laws we don't like

A country where citizens pick and choose which laws they will obey cannot function normally.

Job creation must remain top priority

Job creation must remain top priority

We should not kid ourselves about the extent of the financial difficulty facing us as a nation. Getting out of this will not be easy.

Real talking on our debt is still ahead

Real talking on our debt is still ahead

An initial step. That was the way Michael Noonan portrayed the deal to replace the cash payment due from the exchequer on the banking promissory note with a long-term bond.

Eircom's sad lessons

Eircom's sad lessons

Another chapter ensued in the sorry tale that Eircom's history has become, when an interim examiner was appointed to the company last Friday.

Pay the charge or face the penalty

Pay the charge or face the penalty

People should pay the household charge. The fundamental reason is that not doing so is breaking the law.

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.