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.

Chief executive's departure rocks Ervia

Chief executive's departure rocks Ervia

News of Mike Quinn's departure came after the Government’s surprise decision to change the structure of Ervia, which is responsible for the state’s gas and water networks

Brexiteers marching on towards destruction due to a misguided ‘Dunkirk spirit’

Brexiteers marching on towards destruction due to a misguided ‘Dunkirk spirit’

Rather than evacuating in the face of overwhelming odds, Conservative Party MPs still seem determined to fight the EU on the beaches

Echoes of Tallaght Strategy as FF sees its support seep away

Echoes of Tallaght Strategy as FF sees its support seep away

As a bitter reward for extending the confidence and supply deal, Micheál Martin could suffer a similar fate to Alan Dukes 30 years ago

Children’s Hospital designers paid more after ‘omissions’ hike costs by €20m

Children’s Hospital designers paid more after ‘omissions’ hike costs by €20m

The absence of certain features from the hospital has been cited as one of the reasons why its budget has almost trebled from €637 million to €1.7 billion

BAM ‘renowned’ for ability to claim extra on tenders – FF TD

BAM ‘renowned’ for ability to claim extra on tenders – FF TD

A Fianna Fáil TD has said that the building firm behind the National Children’s Hospital was 'renowned for [its] ability to claim extra on original tender prices'

New law will stop prisoners getting state pensions in jail

New law will stop prisoners getting state pensions in jail

The Supreme Court ruled last year that a 76-year-old rapist was entitled to get his state contributory pension while he was in jail. It granted him €10,000 in damages

Job fears delay plans to transfer council workers to Irish Water

Job fears delay plans to transfer council workers to Irish Water

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy set a deadline for transferring thousands of council water service workers into Irish Water by the end of next month

Exclusive: Irish voters tell government to reject all demands for a hard border

Exclusive: Irish voters tell government to reject all demands for a hard border

Over half of voters believe government’s no-deal preparations are inadequate

Lawyers and accountants targeted in Revenue’s wealth probe

Lawyers and accountants targeted in Revenue’s wealth probe

Revenue used to focus on around 330 'high net wealth individuals' with assets of over €50 million. But it has set up a new unit to investigate the tax records of people with wealth of over €500,000

Fianna Fáil support plunges after giving the government one more year in office

Fianna Fáil support plunges after giving the government one more year in office

There will be relief in Fine Gael that the party’s support level is down by just two points to 32 per cent after a rocky period in office

Councils to get extra muscle to tackle commercial rates

Councils to get extra muscle to tackle commercial rates

Councils are to be given Revenue-style powers to impose daily penalties on the business 'freeload...

Who’s who in Ireland’s Team Brexit

Who’s who in Ireland’s Team Brexit

A large and high-powered team of senior civil servants and experienced diplomats are working on the front line of the Brexit crisis

Bruton gives €4m to curb carbon emissions

Bruton gives €4m to curb carbon emissions

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton is giving grants of up to €650,000 for businesses wh...

Ross urged to liberate Rosslare Port from British rule

Ross urged to liberate Rosslare Port from British rule

Port is linked to Fishguard by 19th century joint venture established by British parliament

Housing rights activist David Hall eyes Seanad run

Housing rights activist David Hall eyes Seanad run

Mortgage campaigner David Hall is considering a run for the Seanad, The Sunday Business Post has ...