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.

Economic collapse on cards under FF - Gilmore

Economic collapse on cards under FF - Gilmore

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has upped the ante in the local elections battle by warning voters that electing Fianna Fáil councillors could lead to another economic collapse.

Holmes hopeful of regaining lost Meath council seat

Holmes hopeful of regaining lost Meath council seat

Eoin Holmes freely admits that his party had a ''shite result in the Meath East by-election campaign last year.

Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster

Labour quietly hopeful of staving off disaster

After three turbulent years in government many expect the Labour Party to receive a drubbing in the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.

Tech transfer and small businesses: a marriage made easy by new initiative

Tech transfer and small businesses: a marriage made easy by new initiative

A new website which will allow small businesses to tap into €800 million worth of research projects being worked on by universities is to be launched.

Icy relations between gardaI and Ombudsman

Icy relations between gardaI and Ombudsman

Relations between the force and the body set up to guard the Gardai have always been frosty, writes Michael Brennan.

DCC facing €300,000 bill after failed court challenge to political watchdog

DCC facing €300,000 bill after failed court challenge to political watchdog

The country's largest council is facing a legal bill of up to €300,000 after its failed challenge to the political standards watchdog.

Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo

Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo

An incredible instance of duplication and a waste of taxpayers' money,' says TD Michelle Mulherin.

Varadkar eyeing up road charge on foreign trucks

Varadkar eyeing up road charge on foreign trucks

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar is considering a new road charge on foreign trucks in response to the forthcoming cross-border tolls on Irish lorries.

Government fears tax threat from Scottish independence

Government fears tax threat from Scottish independence

The government fears that a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum could pose a threat to Ireland's low corporation tax rate.

Bitter rivalries in the Euro carve up

Bitter rivalries in the Euro carve up

The huge geographical spread of the new electoral constituencies is putting increased strain on those eager for a seat in Europe, writes Michael Brennan.

Varadkar backed ombudsman penalty points probe months ago

Varadkar backed ombudsman penalty points probe months ago

Transport minister Leo Varadkar has said that he called for the penalty points controversy to be investigated by the Garda Ombudsman six months ago.

The muddled course of Irish water charges

The muddled course of Irish water charges

Fine Gael has been enthusiastic about a new water board, but it remains to be seen if it can implement it successfully, writes Michael Brennan.

US-style roadside drug testing to be enforced

US-style roadside drug testing to be enforced

Gardai­ are finally to be given the powers to carry out US-style roadside tests for drugs. These tests include asking motorists to walk in a straight line, to touch their nose, and to stand on one leg.

Hayes warns against new ‘cottage industry’ for lawyers

Hayes warns against new ‘cottage industry’ for lawyers

Minister of State Brian Hayes has warned that some lawyers see a new law to help building sub-contractors get paid as a lucrative cottage industry'.

Genealogy records spanning 100 years to go online

Genealogy records spanning 100 years to go online

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is planning to change the law to allow births, deaths and marriage records dating back 100 years to be put online.