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.

Future  of  smes Nash sets out his stall

Future of smes Nash sets out his stall

Ged Nash, Minister of State for Business and Employment, opens up about the SME debt crisis, access to credit, job creation, wages and more

European Commission reports mortgage reposessions rising at ‘accelerated pace’

European Commission reports mortgage reposessions rising at ‘accelerated pace’

The European Commission has noted that house repossessions here are increasing “at an accelerated pace” as the banks take action on those with long-term arrears.

Tribunal budgets for paying Ahern’s legal costs

Tribunal budgets for paying Ahern’s legal costs

The Mahon Tribunal has budgeted for paying the full legal costs of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern for his 20 days in the witness stand.

TD calls for new deal on €30bn Anglo debt

TD calls for new deal on €30bn Anglo debt

An Oireachtas Committee chairman has called on the government to push for a new deal on the €30 billion Anglo Irish Bank debt after the Greek elections.

Profile Patricia King : It’s good to be the King

Profile Patricia King : It’s good to be the King

Patricia King’s trade union career began with the occupation of a car factory in Dublin. Manufacturers used to have to part-assemble their cars in the country to avoid import taxes, but that requirement was gradually dropped after Ireland joined the

Inside the 2009 emergency budget

Inside the 2009 emergency budget

Secret cabinet documents reveal that, six years ago, Brian Cowen’s government was desperate for ideas to save money

Row over sourcing of cheaper alert alarms for the elderly

Row over sourcing of cheaper alert alarms for the elderly

A state-funded charity has been criticised for tendering for cheaper alert alarms for elderly peo...

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...