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.

Ahern faces legal bill after ruling by Mahon Tribunal

Ahern faces legal bill after ruling by Mahon Tribunal

Bertie Ahern is facing a significant legal bill after he was found not to have cooperated fully with the Mahon Tribunal.

Michael Brennan: Enda Kenny’s desire to protect small schools from cutbacks may be a vote-winner, but it’s far removed from the national interest

Michael Brennan: Enda Kenny’s desire to protect small schools from cutbacks may be a vote-winner, but it’s far removed from the national interest

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was so concerned about the closures of small schools that he once caught a special adviser in a headlock over the issue.

State cuts grants for group water scheme users

State cuts grants for group water scheme users

Around 500,000 people on rural group water schemes are facing higher water bills after the government cut their annual grant for the first time. The move has led to claims that the government is seeking to recoup part of the cost of the €100 water co

Minister warns developers not to repeat past greed

Minister warns developers not to repeat past greed

Minister of state Paudie Coffey has warned property developers not to be greedy when they are setting the prices for new family homes.

Noonan to ease the tax burden on self employed workers

Noonan to ease the tax burden on self employed workers

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is planning to reduce the tax burden on self-employed people in the forthcoming budget.

Emigrant museum scrapped

Emigrant museum scrapped

The government has dropped plans for a national emigrant museum because it fears a backlash from ...

Garda row with CSO delays release of crime statistics

Garda row with CSO delays release of crime statistics

Garda Inspectorate report last year report casts doubt on accuracy of Pulse database . CSO to collect independent crime statistics, bypassing Garda Síochána entirely

Regional TDs find their fates linked to airports

Regional TDs find their fates linked to airports

As the election looms, local TDs lobby hard for continued support in keeping air links open

Bid to raise €1m for Yeats’ Galway tower

Bid to raise €1m for Yeats’ Galway tower

A €1 million fundraiser has been launched to re-open WB Yeats’ tower, which has been closed f...

FF TDs yield leadership election to grassroots

FF TDs yield leadership election to grassroots

Fianna Fáil is planning to allow its 20,000 members to vote in the next party leadership contest...

Kenny awaits Knock Airport audit results ahead of bailout

Kenny awaits Knock Airport audit results ahead of bailout

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is awaiting the results of an audit into the planned €7 million bailout of...

Harris to scrap IFSC Clearing House group

Harris to scrap IFSC Clearing House group

Minister of State Simon Harris has said the “inefficient” consultative group for Dublin’s f...

Flanagan to certify Tom Brady's Irish heritage

Flanagan to certify Tom Brady's Irish heritage

Quadruple Super Bowl winner proud of roots

IRFU: new drinks law will hit Rugby World Cup bid

IRFU: new drinks law will hit Rugby World Cup bid

The IRFU warned ministers that banning sports sponsorship by drinks companies would damage its bi...

Water upgrades less likely as 500,000 people refuse to pay

Water upgrades less likely as 500,000 people refuse to pay

Irish Water has been warned that the failure of 500,000 customers to register for water charges will affect its ability to upgrade the water infrastructure.