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.

Team Varadkar gets Brexit bounce, but FF languishes ten points behind

Team Varadkar gets Brexit bounce, but FF languishes ten points behind

Climate change has become an issue on the doorsteps in the local elections, while independents look set to poll strongly

Thousands of businesses face higher water charges under new charge system

Thousands of businesses face higher water charges under new charge system

Irish Water is to put businesses into four different categories, ranging from small office users to large users like Intel. It will replace the current system where there are more than 500 different tariffs in place

FF wants €13m Tuam cash diverted to homeless children

FF wants €13m Tuam cash diverted to homeless children

Fianna Fáil children’s spokeswoman Anne Rabbitte said the estimated €13 million cost of excavating the Tuam site could not be justified when the money could be spent helping the children of today

Red C poll shows Fine Gael set to hold four European election seats

Red C poll shows Fine Gael set to hold four European election seats

The poll ratings give Fine Gael a strong chance of retaining two seats in the five-seater Ireland South constituency, where sitting MEPs Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly are running with Minister of State Andrew Doyle

Profile of Clare Daly: Left turn to Europe

Profile of Clare Daly: Left turn to Europe

She is a formidable politician who is respected in Leinster House for her long-running campaigns and her willingness to engage with people from a variety of political backgrounds

Fine Gael on the rise despite National Children’s Hospital overspend

Fine Gael on the rise despite National Children’s Hospital overspend

Fianna Fáil, which has been critical of Fine Gael’s oversight of the project and its deferral of a review of the property tax, has seen its support drop by two points

The west of Ireland’s ‘most powerful car’ finally gets some petrol in its tank

The west of Ireland’s ‘most powerful car’ finally gets some petrol in its tank

Tomás Ó Siocháin of the Western Development Commission wants to attract young workers to the region

Holy Brexit flextension, Batman, we’ve escaped again!

Holy Brexit flextension, Batman, we’ve escaped again!

The postponement of Britain’s departure from the EU means Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil can breathe easily for a while

A Hospital Pass: How the Children’s Hospital costs spiralled out of control

A Hospital Pass: How the Children’s Hospital costs spiralled out of control

The experts overseeing the National Children’s Hospital fiasco costs were ‘95 per cent certain’ it would come in on budget, an explosive new report by PwC has revealed

Children’s hospital at legal risk after tender documents destroyed

Children’s hospital at legal risk after tender documents destroyed

The National Children’s Hospital project has been left exposed to a ‘significant risk’ by t...

Report links JobPath scheme to better chance of well-paid jobs

Report links JobPath scheme to better chance of well-paid jobs

A new report into a controversial job activation scheme for 213,000 long-term unemployed people h...

Dublin Council’s insurance bill nearly doubles

Dublin Council’s insurance bill nearly doubles

Dublin City Council has seen its annual insurance bill rise from around €10 million per year to...

Iranian ambassador wants Irish beef exporters to face down ‘US pressure’

Iranian ambassador wants Irish beef exporters to face down ‘US pressure’

Dr Masoud Eslami suggests US ‘pressure’ may be influencing Irish-Iranian trade relations

Six times the money in ‘sick cert’ fees to GPs

Six times the money in ‘sick cert’ fees to GPs

Higher numbers are a result of change to new scan-ready certs

Working group to examine BER rental sector retrofitting dilemma

Working group to examine BER rental sector retrofitting dilemma

The government is looking to solve the ‘split incentive’ dilemma that is discouraging landlor...