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.

Ambitious Kelly has his eye on the top job

Ambitious Kelly has his eye on the top job

‘His opinion isn’t outdated like women in kitchens – and women like to say he looks like Brian O’Driscoll.”

Fishing family disgusted' by Coveney comments

Fishing family disgusted' by Coveney comments

A family which owns one of the biggest fishing fleets in the country has hit out at comments by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney which were highly critical of its operations.

Human traffic on Kildare Street

Human traffic on Kildare Street

Enda Kenny’s cabinet reshuffle was delayed by the Garth Brooks farce, but when it eventually arrived, it threw up a number of surprises. Pat Leahy and Michael Brennan report.

Regulator rejects Euro 1.77bn water plan

Regulator rejects Euro 1.77bn water plan

Irish Water's plan to upgrade the water network at a cost of Euro 1.77 billion has been dismissed by the regulator because there is not enough money to pay for it.

FG's Fear factor: The coalition's other problem

FG's Fear factor: The coalition's other problem

The main government party has come through a series of crises that have rattled TDs' nerves. Now some of them believe that it's high time the party went on the offensive

Children's agency busts its budget in first year

Children's agency busts its budget in first year

Savings and efficiencies are balanced out' by rising number of children and increasing demand for services.

Burton hits the ground running as leader

Burton hits the ground running as leader

The new Labour supremo is expected to have face-to-face talks with the Taoiseach tomorrow, report Michael Brennan and Pat Leahy.

Roscommon ambulance service is failing to cope

Roscommon ambulance service is failing to cope

The ambulance service in Roscommon is failing to respond on time to people with critical conditions.

Doctors under investigation for false sick notes

Doctors under investigation for false sick notes

Around 128 doctors are being investigated for potentially giving false sick notes to their patients.

Council tries to recover Euro 25m in unpaid rates

Council tries to recover Euro 25m in unpaid rates

A newly merged council is hiring private debt collectors to collect €25 million in unpaid rates from businesses.

Martin orders review of party HQ

Martin orders review of party HQ

Fianna Fáil leader in bid to pacify TDs and senators over ‘dysfunctional’ headquarters

Minister determined on legal bill despite missing deadline

Minister determined on legal bill despite missing deadline

The government is missing its own deadline to pass the long-awaited bill to cut legal costs due to behind-the-scenes lobbying by lawyers.

18 months to rescue Labour from oblivion

18 months to rescue Labour from oblivion

The new Labour leader must overcome five key challenges to help bring the party back from the brink, writes Michael Brennan.

Irish illegal greyhounds' may get amnesty

Irish illegal greyhounds' may get amnesty

An amnesty is on the cards for illegal greyhounds bred from long-dead dogs in breach of official regulations.

Spot checks reveal risks from old water pipes

Spot checks reveal risks from old water pipes

EPA surveys show high levels of lead leaking into supply. No exemption from water charges for those affected.