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.

‘Dementia villages’ needed to prevent ‘next housing crisis’

‘Dementia villages’ needed to prevent ‘next housing crisis’

Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly is seeking state funding for developers to build ‘d...

Report warns higher dole rates will keep families on register

Report warns higher dole rates will keep families on register

A government report has warned that increasing social welfare rates in the budget could make it m...

RSA to close loophole allowing 55,000 learner drivers to dodge test

RSA to close loophole allowing 55,000 learner drivers to dodge test

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is planning a crackdown on tens of thousands of long-term learner...

Review ordered of state’s ‘rent before buy’ policy after €92m spend on annual rent

Review ordered of state’s ‘rent before buy’ policy after €92m spend on annual rent

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

The new legal services watchdog is inadequately resourced and too bogged down writing government ...

NTMA move exposes 'rent or buy' dilemma for state agencies

NTMA move exposes 'rent or buy' dilemma for state agencies

Members of the Dáil’s Public Accounts committee like Independent TD Catherine Connolly want to question the Office of Public Works about the a ‘rent rather than buy’ policy when it comes to new headquarters for state agencies and departments

GAA stars getting tax-free grants for role in health campaigns

GAA stars getting tax-free grants for role in health campaigns

Gaelic footballers and hurlers have agreed to be “role models” in dozens of government health...

ESB bills to rise to meet cost of storm Ophelia damage

ESB bills to rise to meet cost of storm Ophelia damage

The ESB has been given the go-ahead to recover most of the €22 million cost of Storm Ophelia fr...

Ireland faces EU sewage case next month

Ireland faces EU sewage case next month

The European Commission is taking Ireland to court next month over the pumping of partly-treated ...

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

The government has decided not to seek an exemption from EU rules so it can ring-fence more state...

Fury as state spends €175m renting NTMA HQ which was on sale for €164m

Fury as state spends €175m renting NTMA HQ which was on sale for €164m

Agency not allowed to buy site due to ‘appalling’ government policy; agreement to spend €18m on fit-out of new German-owned building

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Fianna Fáil is targeting three ‘pillar’ objectives ahead of the next election: retaining its 45 seats, making gains in Dublin, and taking more seats in constituencies where it is already represented. But if these things don’t happen, Micheál Martin’s days as leader could be numbered

Minister overturns councillors’ zoning decision

Minister overturns councillors’ zoning decision

Zoned site located in a rural area outside the town of Arklow

Delaney opposes plan  for social housing on Dublin football pitch

Delaney opposes plan for social housing on Dublin football pitch

South Dublin county council is planning to build 42 social houses on one of the pitches used by Knocklyon football club

Adams calls for calm after attack on home

Adams calls for calm after attack on home

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has urged his supporters not to retaliate against those who ...