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.

Just one in ten jobless households takes up department’s pilot project

Just one in ten jobless households takes up department’s pilot project

The government is concerned about the number of households where nobody is working because of the high levels of poverty and deprivation – particularly for children

Former HSA chief blames hospital costs on ill-defined ‘roles and responsibilities’

Former HSA chief blames hospital costs on ill-defined ‘roles and responsibilities’

Tom Beegan, who now runs his own health and safety consultancy company, said there had been a failure to have clear governance on the project

Crackdown on state pensions nets €15 million for exchequer

Crackdown on state pensions nets €15 million for exchequer

Social welfare inspectors are targeting up to 66,000 people – mainly women - who get a partial pension while their partner gets a full state contributory pension

Who will blink first in latest Brexit stand-off?

Who will blink first in latest Brexit stand-off?

Leo Varadkar’s government is banking on Theresa May not allowing Britain to spiral into a no-deal Brexit. But with seven weeks to go, it’s a risky game - as May could be waiting out the clock as well

Nursing homes to avoid extra medical card fees with own GP service

Nursing homes to avoid extra medical card fees with own GP service

One nursing home director said some GPs were charging annual retainer fees of more than €200 per resident to visit patients in a nursing home

FF TD goes to Gardaí over online threats

FF TD goes to Gardaí over online threats

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has made a complaint to the Gardaí about threatening comments made...

Rolling out hot meals to schools will be ‘major challenge’

Rolling out hot meals to schools will be ‘major challenge’

Supplier Carambola will prepare and deliver hot food for one Dublin school in pilot project

Leo’s Big Gamble

Leo’s Big Gamble

The Taoiseach is placing all his hope on EU leaders standing firm and not selling Ireland out on the backstop

Filling stations say higher valuations will ruin them

Filling stations say higher valuations will ruin them

Filling stations are complaining that they could be put out of business by rises in valuations on...

Further departures likely as Costello steps down

Further departures likely as Costello steps down

Further key personnel could depart the National Children’s Hospital project after the dramatic ...

Ronan seeks to ‘tear up’ SDZ at Salesforce Tower

Ronan seeks to ‘tear up’ SDZ at Salesforce Tower

Developer Johnny Ronan is seeking to exploit the abolition of the building height cap by applying to add on two more floors to his ‘megatower’ in the Dublin Docklands.

Data protection watchdog questions Google about tracking every place you go

Data protection watchdog questions Google about tracking every place you go

The DPC is examining location tracking – the gathering of GPS information about people’s movements by smartphone apps and fitness trackers.

Shape of things to come: State reveals key future urban centres in Ireland

Shape of things to come: State reveals key future urban centres in Ireland

Development is to be focused on five cities, five growth centres and 37 towns, leaving councillors worried that some areas are getting short shrift, and that it will be the end for one-off rural housing

Chief executive's departure rocks Ervia

Chief executive's departure rocks Ervia

News of Mike Quinn's departure came after the Government’s surprise decision to change the structure of Ervia, which is responsible for the state’s gas and water networks

Brexiteers marching on towards destruction due to a misguided ‘Dunkirk spirit’

Brexiteers marching on towards destruction due to a misguided ‘Dunkirk spirit’

Rather than evacuating in the face of overwhelming odds, Conservative Party MPs still seem determined to fight the EU on the beaches