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.

Poll: Political war set to rumble on all year

Poll: Political war set to rumble on all year

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll results suggest Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will continue bickering, possibly right up to the next election

Large users of water must register with EPA for first time

Large users of water must register with EPA for first time

New bill will mean golf clubs, dairy farmers and others will not be charged, but may face restrictions on water use in coming years

IFA circles vultures

IFA circles vultures

IFA president Joe Healy is ready to take on the vulture funds selling farmland around the country, writes Michael Brennan

FG still out in front amidst growing tensions with FF

FG still out in front amidst growing tensions with FF

Fine Gael retains a seven point lead over Fianna Fáil which is up by one point

Wesley College legal threat ups the ante for the next round of sports funding

Wesley College legal threat ups the ante for the next round of sports funding

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has now recommended significant changes to reduce the chances of fee-paying schools and wealthy golf clubs getting sports capital grants again

Russian Roulette  in Aughinish

Russian Roulette in Aughinish

A trade war between Washington DC and Moscow has threatened 450 jobs at the Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick. Michael Brennan travelled to the plant to investigate the implications, and examine what happens next

Elite school threatened legal action over state funds for hockey pitch

Elite school threatened legal action over state funds for hockey pitch

Wesley College warned it would ‘seek redress’ through the courts

€250k unit keeps ministers in step

€250k unit keeps ministers in step

A parliamentary liaison unit set up to brief Independent Alliance ministers and other Independent ministers about what was happening in the Dáil and Seanad has an annual salary bill of €244,000

Council at risk of losing Microsoft’s €1m in rates

Council at risk of losing Microsoft’s €1m in rates

Valuation Office has three-year backlog of more than 3,800 applications to value buildings

Nama refuses to save  social housing deal for old glass bottle site

Nama refuses to save social housing deal for old glass bottle site

The 34 hectare site is currently due to have 3,500 homes built there

Paschal Donohue to tackle €2.7bn car debt crisis

Paschal Donohue to tackle €2.7bn car debt crisis

Finance minister to meet Central Bank and consumer watchdog to discuss "right regulatory framework"

State bankers to get €10,000 bonuses for helping other banks

State bankers to get €10,000 bonuses for helping other banks

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland working on a new bonus scheme for its senior executives who have demonstrated “exceptional performance”

Martin's Twitter spat with Indo worth following

Martin's Twitter spat with Indo worth following

The Fianna Fáil leader is a cautious politician by nature, so this tweet was not done in some fit of anger

‘I always said the negotiations were the easy part’

‘I always said the negotiations were the easy part’

Bertie Ahern was one of the prime movers in getting the Good Friday Agreement over the line. In a wide-ranging interview, the former taoiseach looks back at those heady days of 20 years ago

Call for changes in public pay policy

Call for changes in public pay policy

Cost of renting in Dublin is two or three times higher than in the rest of Ireland