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.

State of independents

State of independents

Being an independent TD used to be a precarious existence, but these days ploughing your own political furrow can bring unexpected rewards

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

Clearly, I enjoy what I do as chair of the Port. It’s great to be in a position to get things done

The man behind the Port of Cork’s proposed new urban village, John Mullins, has a very personal motivation for rejuvenating an area he remembers from his childhood as derelict and neglected

Intel facing massive hike in Irish Water bill

Intel facing massive hike in Irish Water bill

Intel Ireland is facing a hike of over €5 million in its annual water charges bill due to the e...

Tourism minister warns against hiking Vat rate on hospitality

Tourism minister warns against hiking Vat rate on hospitality

Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin has privately warned Minister for Finance Paschal D...

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Minister for Health Simon Harris is planning a gradual roll-out of free GP care to more children ...

'A lot more to do on housing'

'A lot more to do on housing'

A key part of the discussion at the Fine Gael think-in was on the upcoming Budget, but there is no doubt that the issue that has most exercised the party's TDs is the housing crisis

State eyes levies to fund housing agency

State eyes levies to fund housing agency

New agency will be working with councils to deliver social housing

Public sector seeks slice of recovery

Public sector seeks slice of recovery

By the end of the year, more people will be working in the public sector than ever, and the government will want to ward off spiralling pay demands

Fears for survival of hundreds of post offices

Fears for survival of hundreds of post offices

Postmasters who turned down redundancy deal will not have enough customers for contract

McGowan: Housing will bring this country to its knees

McGowan: Housing will bring this country to its knees

The builder who was found to have made corrupt payments to Ray Burke has written a memoir about the ‘lessons’ of a life in property development

Budget office warns public sector pay bill could jump by €1.1 billion

Budget office warns public sector pay bill could jump by €1.1 billion

The Parliamentary Budget Office said in its latest briefing that public sector pay policy is nearing a 'critical juncture' with demands from unions for pay equalisation for newer public servants

Deceased consultants’ families to get share of €200m pay settlement

Deceased consultants’ families to get share of €200m pay settlement

Some 700 consultants had taken legal action against the government over the failure to pay the increases agreed in their new contracts in 2008, but it was settled out of court earlier this year

Minister warns Defence Forces over pay protest outside the Dáil

Minister warns Defence Forces over pay protest outside the Dáil

There is significant unrest among the 9,000 members of the army, navy and air corps about their pay and conditions

Go with the flow: Novel rural internet proposal

Go with the flow: Novel rural internet proposal

DIT chairman Tom Collins said group water schemes would be able to get community support to bury the fibre optic cabling on private lands at no cost

The one uncontested truth about the Papal visit - it was a triumph of organisation

The one uncontested truth about the Papal visit - it was a triumph of organisation

The final crowd in the Phoenix Park may have been 200,000 rather than 500,000. But that does not take away from the gigantic logistical effort to prepare the site