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.

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.

Government baulks at Siptu call for 5 per cent pay rise

Government baulks at Siptu call for 5 per cent pay rise

The government has pushed back against Siptu’s call for a 5 per cent national pay rise for public and private sector workers by warning that the economic recovery is still “fragile”.

High cost of roadside drug test will  limit use

High cost of roadside drug test will limit use

The number of roadside tests for drug driving is to be limited to 50,000 per year, due to the high cost of the hand-held devices.

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Minister of state Kevin Humphreys has accused the IMF of being out of touch after it backed higher property tax bills for householders.

Bord na gCon lends loss-making stadium €250,000

Bord na gCon lends loss-making stadium €250,000

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), Bord na gCon, has given a €250,000 interest-free loan to a loss-making greyhound track. The board itself is under pressure to repair its own finances, with long-term debts of €21 million.

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was abroad at a Holocaust commemoration for the heads of European parliaments in Prague last week while a row raged at home in the Dáil.

Soft yes voters will hold the key to long campaign

Soft yes voters will hold the key to long campaign

Complacency may yet sink the hopes of same-sex marriage supporters

British Queen keeps 31,000 Irish pensioners warm

British Queen keeps 31,000 Irish pensioners warm

The British government is paying winter fuel bills for over 31,000 pensioners here after the country passed its “temperature test”. Due to a EU ruling, it had to give the “winter fuel payment” to Irish people who spent most of their working lives in

Kerry Group pushing for €110m motorway upgrade

Kerry Group pushing for €110m motorway upgrade

Kerry Group is pushing for a €110 million motorway upgrade to put an end to traffic gridlock for workers arriving at its new innovation centre.

Ex-FG spin doctor Flannery hired to lobby for gas installers

Ex-FG spin doctor Flannery hired to lobby for gas installers

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has been hired to lobby for a crackdown on rogue gas installers.

Danske exit sparks credit scheme revamp

Danske exit sparks credit scheme revamp

The credit guarantee scheme is being overhauled to help thousands of businesses affected by the departure of Danske Bank and other lenders.