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.

Finance minister says INMO’s recruitment gripes unfounded

Finance minister says INMO’s recruitment gripes unfounded

Writing in today’s newspaper, he says that nurses starting out in their careers are paid significantly more than the average starting salary for graduates across the labour market as a whole.

Slurry ‘Green gas’ to heat 1m homes New €1.6 billion plan to be rolled out

Slurry ‘Green gas’ to heat 1m homes New €1.6 billion plan to be rolled out

Around one million Irish homes are to be heated with ‘green gas’ from slurry as part of a new...

Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush

Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush

Organisers ‘a bit peeved’ at president’s decision not to attend event marking the centenary of War of Independence catalyst

Time to roll up sleeves for a no-deal Brexit

Time to roll up sleeves for a no-deal Brexit

Our political leaders have their work cut out to make sure we’re not left out in the cold if Britain crashes out of the EU in March

Estate of the nation: How Fettercairn has fared

Estate of the nation: How Fettercairn has fared

When Pat Rabbitte surveyed the unemployment rate in Fettercairn in the 1980s, it was 54 per cent. Now he and Political Editor Michael Brennan return to the Tallaght estate to find out how it has changed

Taoiseach warns robots are serious threat to jobs

Taoiseach warns robots are serious threat to jobs

Secretaries, cleaners, taxi drivers, lorry drivers, machinery operators and shop workers among those most at risk

Noonan told by troika to keep mum on using Anglo debt deal to reduce cutbacks

Noonan told by troika to keep mum on using Anglo debt deal to reduce cutbacks

Former minister for finance used proceeds from Anglo Irish Bank promissory deal to reduce the 2014 budget cuts from €3.1 billion to €2.5 billion

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

2018 a 'perfect storm' for farmers - IFA chief

Uncertainty over Brexit, carbon emissions, a proposed CAP budget cut: these are some of the big challenges faced by IFA president Joe Healy and his members

A driving force for safer roads

A driving force for safer roads

RSA chair Liz O’Donnell reflects on her battle to reduce the drink-drive limit, her row with Shane Ross, and the need to get more gardaí out enforcing the laws

Road safety chief: McGregor should give good example to young drivers

Road safety chief: McGregor should give good example to young drivers

Liz O’Donnell says slap on the wrist over speeding offence shows ‘law applies to everyone’

Garda Commissioner rejects insurance industry’s €1m offer to set up fraud unit

Garda Commissioner rejects insurance industry’s €1m offer to set up fraud unit

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has rejected a €1 million industry offer to set up a specialist ...

Annual Political Quiz

Annual Political Quiz

Test your knowledge of the year in politics

A year of storms, scandals and Brexit

A year of storms, scandals and Brexit

The repeal of the Eighth Amendment and the exoneration of Maurice McCabe were two high points in a year otherwise memorable for the housing crisis, the CervicalCheck debacle and the ongoing slow-motion disaster that is Britain’s EU departure

New eviction legislation held up by banks’ concerns over non-performing loans

New eviction legislation held up by banks’ concerns over non-performing loans

Ireland’s mountain of non-performing loans represents a “national systemic risk” in the event of a downturn, the Central Bank governor Philip Lane has cautioned.

Guillotine may await filibustering TDs

Guillotine may await filibustering TDs

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has raised the prospect of bringing back the Dáil guillotine to prevent T...