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.

Comment: The numbers game on abortion

Comment: The numbers game on abortion

The special Oireachtas committee will now consider the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly -- and that means party politics come back in the picture

All Ireland tax audit: who gets targeted?

All Ireland tax audit: who gets targeted?

Even compliant taxpayers fear the prospect of a tax audit – and the latest Revenue figures show some very interesting trends

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

'The Labour Party will see a recovery at the next election, whenever it comes'

In her first wide-ranging interview since stepping down as Labour leader, Joan Burton talks about her relationship with Enda Kenny, her former deputy leader Alan Kelly – and how she still believes that her party has a future

Coveney overturns Clare councillors’ rezoning

Coveney overturns Clare councillors’ rezoning

Move designed to protect otter breeding grounds

Mattie McGrath retracts claim that left-wing TDs spat on gardaí at water protests

Mattie McGrath retracts claim that left-wing TDs spat on gardaí at water protests

“I never intended that the TDs were spitting at anyone but they took it up as that. They weren’t at the gates of Leinster House.”

Defence Dept under fire over six-figure management job

Defence Dept under fire over six-figure management job

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell said it was not appropriate to be expanding the department’s senior management ranks when the Irish Air Corps was starved of funding

Lessons from the front: How Waterford is beginning to bounce back

Lessons from the front: How Waterford is beginning to bounce back

The renewal of the Viking-era port city is being led by Waterford Council chief executive and former inter-county hurler Michael Walsh

Water row is masking the trickle of legislation

Water row is masking the trickle of legislation

New laws still come dropping slowly as the minority government approaches its first year in office

Fear of retail carnage as vulture funds turn the screw on tenants

Fear of retail carnage as vulture funds turn the screw on tenants

Retailers in Dundrum and Blanchardstown centre facing rent hikes, Warnings that move will lead to job losses and business closures

Donohoe pledges to fast-track €2.3bn Metro North plan

Donohoe pledges to fast-track €2.3bn Metro North plan

Line connecting St Stephen’s Green to Dublin Airport and then Swords is currently not due to be completed until 2027

Two schools fraudulently claimed almost €400k each in meal scheme

Two schools fraudulently claimed almost €400k each in meal scheme

The €50m per year scheme provides free breakfasts and lunches to around 200,000 children

Simon Coveney’s house completion figures branded ‘fake news’

Simon Coveney’s house completion figures branded ‘fake news’

Economist Stephen Kinsella says "housing numbers provided by Coveney’s department just don’t pass a simple smell test"

Tale of the Tapes: Fennelly pulls no punches on secret recordings

Tale of the Tapes: Fennelly pulls no punches on secret recordings

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan comes off badly in the Fennelly report into the recording of phone calls to Garda stations – and she is far from alone

A breath of scandal

A breath of scandal

The massive falsification by gardaí of the number of breath tests, along with other revelations about the use of funds in Templemore and misgivings about promotions, may seal the fate of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

‘Political risk’ fear led to cuts in capital spend

‘Political risk’ fear led to cuts in capital spend

After the crash, current spending was protected at expense of infrastructure budget, memo reveals