Post Editors

Post Editors

Pushing to change the bailout programme

Pushing to change the bailout programme

The troika is back in town and, no doubt, will again pat us on the head for adhering to the terms of our bailout. Some of the public choreography of this is perhaps inevitable - the last thing the tr

Jobs plan must be realistic to succeed

Jobs plan must be realistic to succeed

The government is promising it will produce a jobs strategy to boost employment. In the past, such grand plans have, all too often, been a mix of unspecified targets - a collection of a lot of things

Tax debacle shows the need for reform

Tax debacle shows the need for reform

The first thing that should be said about the controversy over new tax demands being sent to pensioners is that everyone should pay the taxes they owe. Pension payments have been largely protected thr

The squeezed middle

The squeezed middle

One of the greatest developments in this country over the past two decades was the explosion in the number of middle-income families. This - and not the creation of a small class of super-rich (many

Property

Property

The Property section will return on January 29.

More stability and less uncertainty, please

More stability and less uncertainty, please

As a new year begins, it is traditionally a time to take stock. The year 2011 was a very difficult one, with unemployment rising, living standards falling and hopes of an early recovery scuppered by t

Let's be bold about reform

Let's be bold about reform

Political reform is set to be an important theme for the coalition government in the new year. It has promised, among other things, a constitutional convention, at least two constitutional referenda (

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