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.

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 ...

Campaigner offers to drop assault charge against TD in return for hospital review

Campaigner offers to drop assault charge against TD in return for hospital review

A Roscommon Hospital campaigner is seeking an independent review of services in the hospital in r...

Legal costs for banking inquiry witnesses capped at €10,000

Legal costs for banking inquiry witnesses capped at €10,000

Witnesses scheduled to appear at the upcoming inquiry into the banking crisis will have their leg...

Irish Water set to tackle lead pipes

Irish Water set to tackle lead pipes

Lead levels almost ten times in excess of the official limit for some private homes; The presence of high lead levels can pose a severe health risk, particularly to young children

New home building rises 35 per cent nationwide

New home building rises 35 per cent nationwide

The number of new homes built this year in Dublin is up by 173 per cent in a sign of the continui...

Briefing: State of independents

Briefing: State of independents

A government led by disparate TDs looks more likely than ever – but would a political ‘dolly mixture’ agree on anything?

Tánaiste promises free under six GP care in new year

Tánaiste promises free under six GP care in new year

Tánaiste Joan Burton has vowed that free GP care for all children under six will be implemented ...

New broadcasting charge is off agenda before election

New broadcasting charge is off agenda before election

Communications minister Alex White has said that it is “unlikely” that the new broadcasting c...

Tribunal barrister objected to withdrawal of state fee

Tribunal barrister objected to withdrawal of state fee

Eunice O’Raw, who earned over €4.2 million in fees at the Mahon Tribunal, disputed the government’s ‘one person, one salary’ rule