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.

Private Dublin Bus contractor outgunned by higher salary offers at Bus Éireann

Private Dublin Bus contractor outgunned by higher salary offers at Bus Éireann

Go Ahead Ireland is offering salaries of up to €32,000; Bus Éireann is offering salaries of €35,000, rising to over €40,000

Michel Barnier to lay down a marker to Britain on the border

Michel Barnier to lay down a marker to Britain on the border

EU chief negotiator Barnier expects “substantial progress” in the next two weeks

Property firm chaired by ex-Nama man could face tax bill

Property firm chaired by ex-Nama man could face tax bill

Glenveagh Properties acquired the 34-acre site in Navan town last year with planning permission for 218 homes

First scalp for new politics as ministerial order quashed by opposition

First scalp for new politics as ministerial order quashed by opposition

Coalition of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent TDs veto fisheries law in a Dáil first

Irish Water to get €25 million for ‘urgent’ infrastructure upgrades

Irish Water to get €25 million for ‘urgent’ infrastructure upgrades

The company complained that its current budget was not sufficient to tackle the 43 locations where raw sewage is still being released into the sea

What next for Local Property Tax?

What next for Local Property Tax?

Donohoe wants the tax to be 'sustainable and affordable'

Drinks bill hits another bump on the long road to becoming law

Drinks bill hits another bump on the long road to becoming law

In a boost for booze industry lobbyists, abortion legislation will have first call on the Department of Health’s time and efforts

FF property tax relief  proposal smacked down

FF property tax relief proposal smacked down

Government chooses not to support review that would ease financial burden on apartment owners

Policing Authority slams ‘duplication’ of Garda oversight bodies

Policing Authority slams ‘duplication’ of Garda oversight bodies

The question of 'who guards the Gardaí' is being examined by the Commission on the Future of Policing, which is due to report to the government in September

Still no barrier to anonymous sperm donors as new law on ice since 2015

Still no barrier to anonymous sperm donors as new law on ice since 2015

It is estimated that there are hundreds of donor-conceived children being born every year. But those conceived through anonymous sperm donations are at risk of unknowingly meeting their siblings in the future

Report calls for more equitable division of funding for drugs task forces in Dublin

Report calls for more equitable division of funding for drugs task forces in Dublin

The conclusions are contained in a new report aimed at finding the best way to fund the country’s 14 local drug task forces for areas with high concentration of drugs, as well as ten regional drug task forces

Just a fraction of EU funds drawn down

Just a fraction of EU funds drawn down

There is widespread concern across the Dáil that time is running out to dispense all the money from the LEADER budget which comes to an end in 2020

All parties hopeful that abortion legislation can be passed swiftly

All parties hopeful that abortion legislation can be passed swiftly

Consensus even among No-voting TDs and senators that ‘guillotine’ technique will not be needed

Stop parking at Dáil on sitting days, former TDs told

Stop parking at Dáil on sitting days, former TDs told

Former TDs have been told to stop looking for free parking in Leinster House on Dáil sitting day...

Workers face losing €1.3bn in tax relief on pensions

Workers face losing €1.3bn in tax relief on pensions

The Department of Finance has set up a working group to examine the scrapping of the higher pension tax relief of 40 per cent and replacing it with the standard 20 per cent band