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.

The Apprentice star who wants to run for Fianna Fáil

The Apprentice star who wants to run for Fianna Fáil

Apprentice star Pamela Uddin has said that she wants to run for Fianna Fáil in the next general ...

Louth tops national list for household charge non-compliance

Louth tops national list for household charge non-compliance

Louth has emerged as the county with the worst record of paying the household charge. According ...

‘Jealousy’: why Germany is irate over Irish data protection laws

‘Jealousy’: why Germany is irate over Irish data protection laws

New minister forced to go on offensive after Merkel takes swipe at Irish legislation

English wants referendum to join EU patent system

English wants referendum to join EU patent system

Minister of State Damien English has said he wants a patent referendum to be held in the autumn t...

Files give further proof of Irish Water jobs deal

Files give further proof of Irish Water jobs deal

State caved in to union demands to fill vacancies

New Abbeville owner is keeping a low profile But they mean to return Haughey's mansion to its former glory

New Abbeville owner is keeping a low profile But they mean to return Haughey's mansion to its former glory

What would the Squire Haughey have made of the mysterious sale of his former Georgian mansion? I...

Oireachtas probe to ask why lower oil prices not reflected in electric bills

Oireachtas probe to ask why lower oil prices not reflected in electric bills

An Oireachtas committee is planning to seek answers from the regulator and energy companies about...

Mystery surrounds ownership of Haughey mansion

Mystery surrounds ownership of Haughey mansion

The former home of ex-taoiseach Charles Haughey is now owned by a company run by a former Irish a...

Chief whip believes cabinet post on cards

Chief whip believes cabinet post on cards

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe has said he is hoping to be made a full cabinet minister after t...

Irish Water aims for improved  work practices, lower costs

Irish Water aims for improved work practices, lower costs

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, John Tierney, managing director of Irish Water, discusses the company’s ambitious ‘transformation plan’

Inside the Labour files

Inside the Labour files

The Labour Party’s entire archive has now been made publicly available at the National Library. Here, we sift through some of its most fascinating nuggets

‘Perverse’ mussel farm row to cost state up to €4m

‘Perverse’ mussel farm row to cost state up to €4m

A mussel farm ‘mess-up’ has cost the state €2 million in compensation payments and legal fe...

How Unions clinched secret staff deal with Irish water

How Unions clinched secret staff deal with Irish water

The government agreed a secret deal with trade unions to fill vacancies among the 4,300 council s...

Kenny cautious on public sector pay hikes

Kenny cautious on public sector pay hikes

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned 300,000 public sector workers hoping for a reversal of their pay ...

Secret deal with unions over Irish Water jobs

Secret deal with unions over Irish Water jobs

The government has bowed to union demands in a secret deal to automatically fill vacancies among ...