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.

Ross fails to release funding for unfinished Donegal stadium

Ross fails to release funding for unfinished Donegal stadium

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has failed to release funding for an unfinished soccer stadium ...

Government considering levy on incinerators to replenish environment fund

Government considering levy on incinerators to replenish environment fund

The Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten is examining the introduction of a new incinerator...

Imelda May sings MEPs round to vote for social media music copyright rule

Imelda May sings MEPs round to vote for social media music copyright rule

Singer Imelda May successfully lobbied MEPs to vote for a new rule which will force YouTube and F...

European watchdog pours scorn on Ross’s judicial revamp

European watchdog pours scorn on Ross’s judicial revamp

Europe’s anti-corruption watchdog has warned the government that its new system for appointing ...

Fish farms bemoan ‘mad’ licensing process

Fish farms bemoan ‘mad’ licensing process

Around 20,000 tonnes of farmed fish are produced here per year, in Scotland it’s 180,000 tonnes

EU doesn't know what Britain wants

EU doesn't know what Britain wants

Still no coherent Brexit position from British government, says Hogan

Ross backs bus corridor plans

Ross backs bus corridor plans

Transport minister wants roll out before local elections in May

The missing minister

The missing minister

He holds one of the country’s key portfolios, yet Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross’s ministerial career has been a litany of broken promises

GAA lobbies for rates cut on county grounds

GAA lobbies for rates cut on county grounds

The GAA is lobbying for a rates reduction for county grounds because only 15 per cent of its inte...

Off-licences in late push to stop young children seeing alcohol in supermarkets

Off-licences in late push to stop young children seeing alcohol in supermarkets

Off-licences are mounting a last-minute push to stop young children seeing alcohol in supermarket...

Exclusive: state to block German entrant to banking market

Exclusive: state to block German entrant to banking market

The government's move will dash hopes of an increase in banking competition

Absentee Crowley faces challenge for MEP nomination

Absentee Crowley faces challenge for MEP nomination

A new Fianna Fáil member is to challenge absentee MEP Brian Crowley for the party nomination for...

Letting agents to be made reveal landlords’ tax numbers to Revenue

Letting agents to be made reveal landlords’ tax numbers to Revenue

The Revenue is going to require letting agents to supply the tax details of landlords in its late...

Ireland eyes 'soft power' with global footprint plan

Ireland eyes 'soft power' with global footprint plan

Development aid is a moral duty for any country – particularly one like ours that experienced the Great Famine. But there is also a cold political reality: it helps to build alliances and trade with other countries

361 days of Leo: a mixed bag of spin, substance, scandals and successes

361 days of Leo: a mixed bag of spin, substance, scandals and successes

Leo Varadkar’s first year as taoiseach has gone relatively smoothly, despite some high-profile howlers, write Michael Brennan and Hugh O’Connell