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.

Inspection: rented homes revealed to be fire hazards

Inspection: rented homes revealed to be fire hazards

No smoke alarms in some houses and apartments

County managers predict higher water charges for business

County managers predict higher water charges for business

County managers have warned that businesses are likely to face higher water bills following the establishment of Irish Water.

Garda crisis: How controversy turned into crisis

Garda crisis: How controversy turned into crisis

A public division over penalty points became the coalition's biggest crisis to date. Michael Brennan and Pat Leahy report

Tapes inquiry to probe Real IRA raid

Tapes inquiry to probe Real IRA raid

The Garda Tapes inquiry is expected to establish whether gardaí tipped off Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt about a planned raid on his home.

Revenue's property tax estimates wrong on 166,000 houses

Revenue's property tax estimates wrong on 166,000 houses

The Revenue Commissioners significantly underestimated the number of householders who would value their house at the lowest possible rate for the property tax.

Sinn Fein leader gets Assembly pension on top of Dail salary

Sinn Fein leader gets Assembly pension on top of Dail salary

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is claiming a pension from the Northern Assembly on top of his €87,000 Dail salary.

Shatter apologises to Garda whistleblowers

Shatter apologises to Garda whistleblowers

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has finally apologised to the Garda whistleblowers for wrongly accusing them of not co-operating with the penalty points investigation.

PROFILE: Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

PROFILE: Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has been the key figure in the resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Micheal Martin's day of reckoning looms

Micheal Martin's day of reckoning looms

A good result in the local and European elections will strengthen the Fianna Fáil leader's position, writes Michael Brennan.

New software to save social welfare Euro 1.01 million Claimants using multiple identities uncovered

New software to save social welfare Euro 1.01 million Claimants using multiple identities uncovered

Two retailers backed by Mike Ashley are vying with management in bid to buy Elverys

Martin slams coalition for creating two-tiered recovery'

Martin slams coalition for creating two-tiered recovery'

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has warned that the government is creating a ''two-tiered recovery which is increasing the burden on struggling families.

Assets ruled out for student grant assessment

Assets ruled out for student grant assessment

Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes has said that he does not believe that controversial changes to the means test for student grants will be implemented.

High number of trucks avoiding Limerick Tunnel with no large truck ban in Limerick city centre

High number of trucks avoiding Limerick Tunnel with no large truck ban in Limerick city centre

Forcing large trucks to use the Limerick Tunnel would save the state millions of euro in penalty payments, writes Michael Brennan.

Water off a duck's back?

Water off a duck's back?

Environment minister Phil Hogan has faced waves of protests - but his fiercest fight is still to come: how much we will pay for water, writes Michael Brennan.

Irish Water blocks Longford house extension

Irish Water blocks Longford house extension

Irish Water has intervened in the planning process for the first time to stop a man from extending his house.