Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan is political editor with the Sunday Business Post. A native of Milltown, Co Galway, he attended St Jarlath's College in Tuam and has a degree in journalism from DCU. After working with Mid West Radio and the Irish Emigrant newspaper in Boston, he joined the Examiner in Cork, where he won the Young Journalist of the Year award in 2004. He later spent two years as a reporter with the Press Association in Dublin, and worked for the Irish Independent for seven years as political correspondent and then deputy political editor.

The rise of Varadkarism

The rise of Varadkarism

Something old, something new in early glimpses of Varadkar plans, says Michael Brennan

Enda Kenny: The end of the political road

Enda Kenny: The end of the political road

Backbencher, minister, Taoiseach: after 42 years in Dáil Éireann, Enda Kenny signs off

Neighbours nix Quinn jr’s €400-a-night Airbnb sideline

Neighbours nix Quinn jr’s €400-a-night Airbnb sideline

Hot tub parties on hiatus at €1m luxury penthouse

Large sum stolen from Attorney General’s office

Large sum stolen from Attorney General’s office

Gardaí were called in to investigate an attempt to steal around €37,000 from the office of Attorney General Máire Whelan

Varadkar’s coronation as Coveney team cries betrayal

Varadkar’s coronation as Coveney team cries betrayal

Coveney camp complain they were misled by TDs and Senators; Simon Harris and Damien English at risk of axe as snap election looms

Investigation into ‘irregularities’ in €89 million council car parking sector

Investigation into ‘irregularities’ in €89 million council car parking sector

“Irregularities” with council parking meters could have cost the council up to €1 million

Tougher drink-drive laws to go ahead

Tougher drink-drive laws to go ahead

New laws will ensure drivers are banned for three months for having one drink, such as a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a measure of spirits

Kenny departure kickstarts FG leadership race

Kenny departure kickstarts FG leadership race

Kenny stepping down as party leader at midnight after 15 years in charge

Pay talks: A deal at any price?

Pay talks: A deal at any price?

Lots of demands are being made ahead of the upcoming public sector pay talks, but the stark truth is that there is relatively little money to go round

Performance of top civil servants will now be rated

Performance of top civil servants will now be rated

Examination will be carried out by a three person sub-group

Teaching watchdog split over new contract for chief executive

Teaching watchdog split over new contract for chief executive

Teaching Council of Ireland's 37-member board is divided over reappointment

Sinn Féin meets with army officers association for first time

Sinn Féin meets with army officers association for first time

RACO agreed to request from Sinn Féin defence spokesman Aengus O’Snodaigh

Dáil calls in Kerry Group chair to break law logjam

Dáil calls in Kerry Group chair to break law logjam

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has asked Michael Dowling to work on devising more efficient system

Younger workers to be left behind in new public sector pay deal

Younger workers to be left behind in new public sector pay deal

• State plans to retain lower pay rates for 50,000 newest teachers, nurses and gardaí • Lower pay rates to cost young teachers €75,000 over the course of their career

Block on civilian hiring until desk gardaí go on the beat

Block on civilian hiring until desk gardaí go on the beat

Government wants 1,500 gardaí moved from office to the front line of policing