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.

Government parties clash over collective bargaining

Government parties clash over collective bargaining

Fine Gael and Labour are still at loggerheads about collective bargaining despite a pledge by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to deliver the legislation by Easter.

Shatter got senior official to dismiss allegations by Garda whistleblower

Shatter got senior official to dismiss allegations by Garda whistleblower

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter got a senior official to dismiss a garda whistleblower's allegations of improper cancellation of penalty points.

Gardai­ plan crackdown on learner drivers

Gardai­ plan crackdown on learner drivers

Gardai are planning an enforcement blitz against learner drivers after it emerged they were involved in 64 fatal accidents over the past five years.

Pilot project for staffless' libraries But they insist writing isn't on the wall for librarians

Pilot project for staffless' libraries But they insist writing isn't on the wall for librarians

Librarians have insisted that a new pilot project for ''staffless libraries will not put their profession under threat.

Dail approach to alleged Garda bugging - now and then

Dail approach to alleged Garda bugging - now and then

Thirty years ago, Michael Noonan was the Justice Minister and Alan Shatter and Enda Kenny were on the backbenches when they were at the centre of another controversy about alleged Garda bugging.

Shatter under intense pressure to withdraw whistleblower claim

Shatter under intense pressure to withdraw whistleblower claim

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is facing Dail censure if he does not withdraw his claim that Garda whistleblowers had not cooperated with the garda investigation into penalty points.

Burton scraps special diet scheme for new entrants

Burton scraps special diet scheme for new entrants

The 6,000 people currently benefiting from the scheme will still receive their payments

Legal battle looming over access to Castletown House

Legal battle looming over access to Castletown House

A legal battle is looming over the rights of walkers to have 24-hour access to the state's grandest 18th century house.

Economic collapse on cards under FF - Gilmore

Economic collapse on cards under FF - Gilmore

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has upped the ante in the local elections battle by warning voters that electing Fianna Fáil councillors could lead to another economic collapse.

Holmes hopeful of regaining lost Meath council seat

Holmes hopeful of regaining lost Meath council seat

Eoin Holmes freely admits that his party had a ''shite result in the Meath East by-election campaign last year.

Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster

Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster

After three turbulent years in government many expect the Labour Party to receive a drubbing in the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.

Tech transfer and small businesses: a marriage made easy by new initiative

Tech transfer and small businesses: a marriage made easy by new initiative

A new website which will allow small businesses to tap into €800 million worth of research projects being worked on by universities is to be launched.

Icy relations between gardaI and Ombudsman

Icy relations between gardaI and Ombudsman

Relations between the force and the body set up to guard the Gardai have always been frosty, writes Michael Brennan.

DCC facing €300,000 bill after failed court challenge to political watchdog

DCC facing €300,000 bill after failed court challenge to political watchdog

The country's largest council is facing a legal bill of up to €300,000 after its failed challenge to the political standards watchdog.

Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo

Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo

An incredible instance of duplication and a waste of taxpayers' money,' says TD Michelle Mulherin.