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.

Third-level funding row rumbles on

Third-level funding row rumbles on

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said he will not make any decision on long-term third-level funding until he gets the Oireachtas Education Committee’s cross-party report

No joy for FF as FG stay strong at the top

No joy for FF as FG stay strong at the top

Playing the Fine Gael leader as ‘all spin and no strategy’ isn’t working for FF, while independents are up at 13 per cent and Sinn Féin down at 14 per cent

Ex-Revenue boss warns property tax could fail without reforms

Ex-Revenue boss warns property tax could fail without reforms

Former Revenue chair Josephine Feehily has warned that the current property tax could be abolishe...

Higgins on course for a landslide

Higgins on course for a landslide

Sunday Business Post/Red C poll finds Higgins receiving 67 per cent of first preferences, compared with closest rival Gallagher’s 15 per cent

Murphy under fire for affordable homes delay

Murphy under fire for affordable homes delay

It comes after he had sent letters to Fingal, South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councils to criticise them for not doing enough tackle the housing crisis.

‘Farcical’€130m unspent surplus in National Training Fund

‘Farcical’€130m unspent surplus in National Training Fund

Businesses have called for the ‘farcical’ surplus in the National Training Fund to be used to...

Fianna Fáil support drops ahead of Dáil return

Fianna Fáil support drops ahead of Dáil return

Fianna Fáil have dropped to their lowest support level in almost a year, in the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll

Fianna Fáil's confidence in Varadkar in short supply

Fianna Fáil's confidence in Varadkar in short supply

Micheál Martin is not someone who is known for personal attacks, but there was a definite sting in his comments last weekend about Varadkar’s relationship with Theresa May

Government to overhaul property tax rates to avoid steep hikes ahead of election

Government to overhaul property tax rates to avoid steep hikes ahead of election

New plan aims to have homeowners pay roughly the same as under old system

Harris vows to double number of civilians in Garda Síochána

Harris vows to double number of civilians in Garda Síochána

The new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, has promised to double the number of civilians in the fo...

Coveney slates Tories’ Brexit border claims

Coveney slates Tories’ Brexit border claims

Tanáiste Simon Coveney has hit back at former British ministers who have claimed that the threat...

State of independents

State of independents

Being an independent TD used to be a precarious existence, but these days ploughing your own political furrow can bring unexpected rewards

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

The man behind the Port of Cork’s proposed new urban village, John Mullins, has a very personal motivation for rejuvenating an area he remembers from his childhood as derelict and neglected

Intel facing massive hike in Irish Water bill

Intel facing massive hike in Irish Water bill

Intel Ireland is facing a hike of over €5 million in its annual water charges bill due to the e...

Tourism minister warns against hiking Vat rate on hospitality

Tourism minister warns against hiking Vat rate on hospitality

Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin has privately warned Minister for Finance Paschal D...