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.

Passport Office to outsource helpline

Passport Office to outsource helpline

The Passport Office is to outsource the operation of its helpline, to cope with an an...

Asylum applications by Pakistani men increases by 250 per cent

Asylum applications by Pakistani men increases by 250 per cent

The number of asylum applications from Pakistani men has surged by over 250 per cent ...

Private speed camera contract extended by a year

Private speed camera contract extended by a year

The current contract for private speed cameras has been extended for a further year – but at a ...

Fianna Fáil’s ‘Committee of 15’ returns

Fianna Fáil’s ‘Committee of 15’ returns

Fianna Fáil is reducing the number of party members who can be elected to its national executive...

The great repossession conundrum

The great repossession conundrum

The government is keen to avoid scenes of families being evicted from their homes

Kenny to deliver €12m centre to home town

Kenny to deliver €12m centre to home town

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised that a long-delayed €12 million “national outdoor pursuits...

State moves to curb legal services spend

State moves to curb legal services spend

The state is seeking to drive down legal costs by centralising the purchasing of 100,000 hours of...

Profile: Shane Ross

Profile: Shane Ross

Man for all seasons

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

No free vote during budgets or confidence motions

Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

A female patient has wrongly been given a spinal tap at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin , in a case of mistaken identity.

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

The HSE has identified the risk of not learning from its past health scandals as one of the bigge...

Gardaí sue over ‘Kafkaesque’ new rules for suspects in custody

Gardaí sue over ‘Kafkaesque’ new rules for suspects in custody

Gardaí are taking legal action to prevent the introduction of “Kafkaesque” rules on keeping suspects in custody.

‘Secret deal’ with unions sees Irish Water fill 300 vacancies

‘Secret deal’ with unions sees Irish Water fill 300 vacancies

More than 300 vacant water service jobs were approved for filling last year as part of the “secret deal” between Irish Water and unions.

Minister: Ireland will resist EU plans for massive data protection penalties

Minister: Ireland will resist EU plans for massive data protection penalties

Government worried about impact on Irish-based international tech companies

Minister wants a tenth of public servants to be Gaeilgeoirs

Minister wants a tenth of public servants to be Gaeilgeoirs

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh has raised the prospect of increasing the recruitment of Irish speakers in the public service from 6 per cent to 10 per cent.