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.

Elections 2014 Dublin West: Coppinger edges out SF's Donnelly in Dublin West battle

Elections 2014 Dublin West: Coppinger edges out SF's Donnelly in Dublin West battle

Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger has won the Dublin West by-election as part of a voter backlash against property tax and water charges.

Prison libraries to be run by inmates

Prison libraries to be run by inmates

Long-term prisoners are being trained to become librarians to cope with staffing shortages in the country’s prisons.

How Shatter helped FG boost its immigrant vote

How Shatter helped FG boost its immigrant vote

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has had a hidden influence on Fine Gael’s European election campaign.

Trucks may go free through Limerick Tunnel

Trucks may go free through Limerick Tunnel

Trucks could be allowed to use the Limerick Tunnel for free to relieve traffic congestion in the city.

A ghost of a chance for McFeely-built estate Plan to upgrade scheme is thrown into doubt

A ghost of a chance for McFeely-built estate Plan to upgrade scheme is thrown into doubt

The government's €1.1 million plan to renovate a ghost estate built by former IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely is now in serious doubt.

Election special : Little interest in Adams's arrest on doorsteps

Election special : Little interest in Adams's arrest on doorsteps

When Matt Carthy toured Longford, constituents were more concerned with the party's harsh line on Europe than the Gerry Adams controversy, writes Michael Brennan.

Intel in High Court bid to halt ruling in claim of discrimination

Intel in High Court bid to halt ruling in claim of discrimination

Intel is taking High Court action over a female manager who alleges she was discriminated against after becoming pregnant.

Election special : All to play for in two by-election battles

Election special : All to play for in two by-election battles

The Longford-Westmeath by-election is seen by most locals as a straight shoot-out between Fine Gael’s Gabrielle McFadden and Fianna Fáil’s Aengus O’Rourke.

Election special: Fine Gael splashes the cash in push for two seats

Election special: Fine Gael splashes the cash in push for two seats

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has said that anything less than two seats out of four in Ireland South will be a failure for Fine Gael.

Election special: Dublin a high-stakes dogfight as Labour and Fianna Fáil battle it out

Election special: Dublin a high-stakes dogfight as Labour and Fianna Fáil battle it out

The surprise package in Dublin in the last European elections was Socialist Party leader Joe Higgins.

Election special : Constituency redraw takes a toll on battleworn candidates

Election special : Constituency redraw takes a toll on battleworn candidates

Labour's Lorraine Higgins has climbed Croagh Patrick as part of her campaign.

New website to match skills with job demands

New website to match skills with job demands

A new job-matching website is being set up to give employers names of suitable unemployed people in their area.

Former Clerk of the Dáil attacks ‘club culture’

Former Clerk of the Dáil attacks ‘club culture’

Retired civil servant says there is a danger of a crisis on a par with the Westminster MPs' expenses scandal of 2009.

Cost of replacing water infrastructure soars to €10 billion

Cost of replacing water infrastructure soars to €10 billion

The estimated cost of fixing the country’s creaking water infrastructure has soared from €6 billion to €10 billion in just three months.

The elections: Taking on the establishment

The elections: Taking on the establishment

David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Association has his eye on the Dáil