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.

All parties hopeful that abortion legislation can be passed swiftly

All parties hopeful that abortion legislation can be passed swiftly

Consensus even among No-voting TDs and senators that ‘guillotine’ technique will not be needed

Stop parking at Dáil on sitting days, former TDs told

Stop parking at Dáil on sitting days, former TDs told

Former TDs have been told to stop looking for free parking in Leinster House on Dáil sitting day...

Workers face losing €1.3bn in tax relief on pensions

Workers face losing €1.3bn in tax relief on pensions

The Department of Finance has set up a working group to examine the scrapping of the higher pension tax relief of 40 per cent and replacing it with the standard 20 per cent band

Irish Water set to restart water meter installation programme

Irish Water set to restart water meter installation programme

The water metering programme was abandoned in 2017 due to intense protests in certain parts of the country

Clergy’s silence on Eighth speaks volumes

Clergy’s silence on Eighth speaks volumes

The Catholic hierarchy’s reticence in the referendum debate would have been unthinkable in the 1980s

Generation Yes

Generation Yes

Varadkar: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance, and this is Ireland’s second chance’

Abolishing pay inequality sounds like a noble call – but it could hit you in the pocket

Abolishing pay inequality sounds like a noble call – but it could hit you in the pocket

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe knows that every extra euro given to end the two-tier pay system in the public sector is an extra euro less for tax cuts and increases on spending on services

Yes side still leading polls, but race is tight as referendum looms

Yes side still leading polls, but race is tight as referendum looms

The final Sunday Business Post/Red C poll on the Eighth Amendment referendum suggests a tightenin...

Cosgrave leaves €33m in will

Cosgrave leaves €33m in will

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave has left €33.7 million in his will, due to his ownership of a pr...

Minister plans strategy to prepare IFSC for future technological disruption

Minister plans strategy to prepare IFSC for future technological disruption

Minister of State for Finance Michael D’Arcy is drawing up new plans to future proof the Intern...

Cancer scandal fails to dent FG’s popularity

Cancer scandal fails to dent FG’s popularity

Fine Gael at 35 per cent, a two point gain from last month’s poll

World’s eyes on Ireland as decision time looms

World’s eyes on Ireland as decision time looms

The stakes are still high as Together for Yes and Save the 8th prepare for battle in the last week of the campaign

Fine Gael TD slams Revenue for ‘red tape gone mad’

Fine Gael TD slams Revenue for ‘red tape gone mad’

Lawyers, accountants and estate agents are being forced to post almost 10,000 suspicious transact...

Coveney insists Brexit guarantee of no hard border won’t be dropped

Coveney insists Brexit guarantee of no hard border won’t be dropped

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted that the government will not drop its demand for a legally b...

Fine Gael emerges unscathed from cervical check scandal - while Sinn Féin also rises - poll

Fine Gael emerges unscathed from cervical check scandal - while Sinn Féin also rises - poll

Michael Brennan on the results of the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.