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.

Shane Ross is running out of rail

Shane Ross is running out of rail

Trying to ignore the problems facing the rail system is a recipe for disaster

Waterford seeks €60m for ambitious plan to double size of city

Waterford seeks €60m for ambitious plan to double size of city

It plans to build a new bridge across the river Suir for walkers and cyclists as well as relocating the city’s train and bus stations

Donohoe warned not to rely on ‘volatile’ corporation tax

Donohoe warned not to rely on ‘volatile’ corporation tax

Corporation taxes now account for over 15 per cent of all tax receipts, with 80 per cent being paid by multinationals

Ross delays decision on Iarnród Éireann funding

Ross delays decision on Iarnród Éireann funding

The rail company is still at risk of insolvency with an annual funding shortfall of over €100 million

Post-Brexit tariffs 'will serve to incentivise criminality'

Post-Brexit tariffs 'will serve to incentivise criminality'

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says anti-smuggling measures would be impossible to enforce over a 500km border

Can 'untested' British approach avoid hard border?

Can 'untested' British approach avoid hard border?

The latest policy paper is seen not as the bottom line but 'a grown-up start', writes Michael Brennan

‘It’s my property and I can do what I want with it’? Not any more

‘It’s my property and I can do what I want with it’? Not any more

The Government is growing more hostile to individual property rights as the housing crisis grows

Ireland's Lost Generation

Ireland's Lost Generation

The state’s housing tsar is warning of hollowed-out communities; the largest growth category in homelessness is children under four

Former CSO head’s police escort from Greek court

Former CSO head’s police escort from Greek court

Gerry O’Hanlon was recently giving evidence to back up the former head of the Greek statistical service Andreas Georgiou

The cheque’s in the post for Kerry’s Michael Healy-Rae

The cheque’s in the post for Kerry’s Michael Healy-Rae

The Independent TD has won a lucrative postal sorting contract from An Post which he initially opposed

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

Profile Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Holding the fort

As well as being successful vote-getters, they have also built up their own mini property and business empire, writes Michael Brennan

Sands of time slip away for cars on Bettystown beach

Sands of time slip away for cars on Bettystown beach

The days of “drive-in” sunbathing are coming to an end in the Co Meath town of Bettystown, wi...

'Leo's passage to India will be big news at home and abroad'

'Leo's passage to India will be big news at home and abroad'

Varadkar’s trip to his ancestral home will be helpful for market access there too, writes Michael Brennan

Revealed: the new plan to save small-time and ‘accidental’ landlords

Revealed: the new plan to save small-time and ‘accidental’ landlords

● Government preparing suite of solutions for loss-making landlords ● Stamp duty hike on commercial property also being mooted

Revenue: Brexit to cause customs paperwork chaos

Revenue: Brexit to cause customs paperwork chaos

Briefing papers prepared by officials show the scale of disruption that could be caused