Post Editors

Post Editors

An iron Constitution?

An iron Constitution?

Some time in the coming weeks, if ministers judge that there will be no adverse reaction to the fiscal treaty, the Oireachtas will vote to set up a constitutional convention.

Instability is the last thing we need

Instability is the last thing we need

Most businesses, and the lobby groups representing them, are calling for a Yes vote in the fiscal treaty referendum.

Tackling the legacy of child sex abuse

Tackling the legacy of child sex abuse

Cardinal Seán Brady could surely best serve the Church he loves and to which he has devoted his life if he resigns his office.

Pension funds need case to invest here

Pension funds need case to invest here

The trade unions have been making sensible and constructive proposals about how Irish pension funds could support job creation and economic recovery through investment in Ireland.

Seeking a new deal with the troika

Seeking a new deal with the troika

The dialogue which has been used in the past - that Ireland is 'on track' and thus should be able to return on time to the financial markets - is quietly being dropped.

Government must shape up, and fast

Government must shape up, and fast

The government has had a dreadful few weeks, lurching from one mess to another.

Media legislation is now long overdue

Media legislation is now long overdue

It does matter to society who owns and controls the media.

Time to push the banks into action

Time to push the banks into action

Ever since the crisis broke, the main Irish banks have been slow to face up to reality.

All RTE's good work must not be forgotten

All RTE's good work must not be forgotten

An uncomfortable period lies ahead for RTE, with the publication of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland report into the Prime Time defamation of Father Kevin Reynolds.

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.