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.

Time for some more joined-up thinking in transport policy

Time for some more joined-up thinking in transport policy

The construction of two separate Luas lines that did not link up together – or indeed to any other rail service - was one of the most stupid transport policy decisions in recent memory

Michael D’Arcy: Britain failed in ‘divide and conquer’ strategy

Michael D’Arcy: Britain failed in ‘divide and conquer’ strategy

D’Arcy said the support of the remaining 26 EU states had been crucial in arriving at last week’s deal

Tough talk on a soft Border: the inside story of how the deal was done

Tough talk on a soft Border: the inside story of how the deal was done

While Leo Varadkar was firm on the ‘national question’, a solid Irish team in Brussels kept EU officials engaged with the issues.

Patrick O’Donovan to students: no PSC card, no grant aid

Patrick O’Donovan to students: no PSC card, no grant aid

There have been complaints from privacy campaigners that the cards are becoming a form of national ID

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael on collision course over health workers’ pay

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael on collision course over health workers’ pay

The issue is causing tension between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin

Churchillian rhetoric from Varadkar as first Brexit deal is done

Churchillian rhetoric from Varadkar as first Brexit deal is done

"Not the end, but it is the end of the beginning," as Churchill said after the Battle of El Alamein in 1942

FF backs Government on European defence deal

FF backs Government on European defence deal

Sinn Féin and the Green Party have already signalled their opposition to Pesco, which they see as a threat to Irish neutrality and a possible step on the road to a European army

Time for DUP to move on from 'Ulster says No' rhetoric

Time for DUP to move on from 'Ulster says No' rhetoric

Varadkar 'surprised and disappointed' as Theresa May asks for more time following earlier indications of agreement on Irish border text

‘Grand old duke of Cork’ jibes are kicked to touch

‘Grand old duke of Cork’ jibes are kicked to touch

He is not the type to gloat, but Micheál Martin’s deft handling of the Fitzgerald stand-off has strengthened his hand immensely

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

No need for a veto on border, says Coveney

Simon Coveney talks about his relationship with the Taoiseach, his certainty that there will be no backing down on preventing the return of a Northern border, and his reasons for defending Frances Fitzgerald

New homes must have meter box to get water connection

New homes must have meter box to get water connection

Irish Water quietly introduced the new policy in August last year so that the same boundary boxes would be installed in every new house built in the country

GPs using children and families as bargaining chip

GPs using children and families as bargaining chip

The Irish Medical Organisation has been playing hardball in the negotiations for the next phase of the free GP care scheme, for children aged 6-11

Department of Justice's top civil servant retiring immediately

Department of Justice's top civil servant retiring immediately

Noel Waters brings forward his departure date by three months after stinging criticism of his department's role in the justice controversy

Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar

Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar

Fine Gael TDs are now distraught at how the party wasted so much political capital in defending their minister to the bitter end

Frances Fitzgerald and the email that could end the government

Frances Fitzgerald and the email that could end the government

Suddenly, we are standing on the brink of a general election. How on earth did we get here?