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.

Government holds its tongue on Tories’ travails

Government holds its tongue on Tories’ travails

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar would not be drawn last week on the prospect of Boris Johnson taking over at 10 Downing Street. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has maintained the same vow of silence

Attorney general to examine use of Golden State killer DNA technique here

Attorney general to examine use of Golden State killer DNA technique here

Investigators uploaded killer’s DNA profile to genealogy website, locating his relatives

New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs

New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs

The 24-hour call number will provide a single point of contact for people in mental health distress and advise them of the most relevant service to help them

Battered Sinn Féin believes it can get up off the canvas

Battered Sinn Féin believes it can get up off the canvas

The party has set up an internal review, with each party branch asked to send in a report on the performance in their own area and to identify where the organisation is weak

Government hatches plan to defeat senators’ filibuster campaign

Government hatches plan to defeat senators’ filibuster campaign

Move to force senators to sit until after midnight on Tuesday

Taxpayers facing €7bn bill for missing carbon emissions targets

Taxpayers facing €7bn bill for missing carbon emissions targets

The spend on carbon credits would represent more than treble the cost of the National Children’s Hospital with the benefits going to countries that have spare carbon credits

Irish Water warns of more water shortages ahead due to climate change

Irish Water warns of more water shortages ahead due to climate change

Last summer, water restrictions were imposed due to a drought which saw water levels in reservoirs drop to very low levels and put 100 water supplies at risk

Shatter pulls few punches in telling story of his downfall

Shatter pulls few punches in telling story of his downfall

For all the colour and candour in Alan Shatter's memoir 'Frenzy and Betrayal: The Anatomy of a Political Assassination', there are moments when the former Minister for Justice's determination to confirm his innocence is grating

Council official suspended after ‘moonlighting’ complaint to Sipo

Council official suspended after ‘moonlighting’ complaint to Sipo

A senior county council official has been suspended after a complaint about ‘moonlighting’ on...

Fanboy Leo: Is the Taoiseach spending too much time courting celebrities?

Fanboy Leo: Is the Taoiseach spending too much time courting celebrities?

Leo Varadkar’s fondness for social media and meeting big names sits well with some politicians and not with others. However, what the public thinks of it is what will matter

Government moves ahead with €2.8m plan for one single web portal

Government moves ahead with €2.8m plan for one single web portal

The government is spending €2.8 million to put the websites of every single department on one s...

Size matters: Offaly tops list for largest one-off houses

Size matters: Offaly tops list for largest one-off houses

Data reveals the average floor size of homes that received planning permission in the county last year was almost double the national average

Farmers and drivers face penalties under new ‘carbon budget’

Farmers and drivers face penalties under new ‘carbon budget’

The setting of the targets for sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tons will be politically controversial because there is currently just one single national emissions reduction target

Bring back Bertie, says FF ward boss as he quits after ‘shocking’ poll result

Bring back Bertie, says FF ward boss as he quits after ‘shocking’ poll result

Defeated local election candidate says Ahern electoral machine is badly needed

English language schools agree on improved standards for sector

English language schools agree on improved standards for sector

English language schools have agreed new measures to improve standards in the sector after a seri...