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.

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

The HSE did not reveal how long people had been left waiting for the delivery of their incontinence pads

Growing opposition to carbon tax shows the difficulty of preventing an "Uninhabitable Earth"

Growing opposition to carbon tax shows the difficulty of preventing an "Uninhabitable Earth"

A carbon tax in the next budget is going to be a political challenge as Varadkar is met with opposition from Sinn Féin, People Before Profit and the Irish Farmers’ Association

Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain

Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain

Britain’s exit from the European Union has the potential to create problems for the country’s huge Irish community on a scale not witnessed since the bad old days of IRA bombings

Gangs target retailers in insurance-claim ‘shoplifting’ scam

Gangs target retailers in insurance-claim ‘shoplifting’ scam

Shopkeepers have been warned about a new insurance scam whereby gangs goad them into making an ac...

Irish-British relations ‘reach hunger-strike low’

Irish-British relations ‘reach hunger-strike low’

A new study has warned that relations between the Irish and British governments have not been as ...

State cut core funding for third level and used business levy

State cut core funding for third level and used business levy

The government used increased third level funding from businesses to cut its own core contributio...

Greens call for 80% windfall tax on rezoning profits to be reinstated

Greens call for 80% windfall tax on rezoning profits to be reinstated

The tax was introduced by the late Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan jr in 2009 at the request of the Green Party, but it was abolished by his successor Michael Noonan in 2014

Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

Why are hardline Brexiteers acting against their own interests? It’s science

An ESRI behavioural-economics expert says the pro-Brexit MPs’ actions are shocking, but not surprising.

Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block

Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block

Around 40 per cent of exported Irish beef ends up in Britain, but farmers face a huge financial loss in the event of a no-deal scenario

IT expert: Varadkar’s website is open to hacking over lack of basic security

IT expert: Varadkar’s website is open to hacking over lack of basic security

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been warned that his personal website could be hacked due to its lack ...

New laws see 80,000 get off scot-free after failing to pay court fines over ‘difficulties’ in applying act

New laws see 80,000 get off scot-free after failing to pay court fines over ‘difficulties’ in applying act

Previous practice of sending non-payers to jail was officially discouraged with new leglislation

Sinn Féin mulls numerous own goals in review of presidential campaign

Sinn Féin mulls numerous own goals in review of presidential campaign

Party members critical of decision to attack Michael D Higgins as part of a campaign strategy

Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed that he abolished the restrictions on tall buildings in cities due to “guilt” over his nimbyism when he was a councillor.

Government pushes to get bill passed for Northern fishermen

Government pushes to get bill passed for Northern fishermen

The government is planning to push a bill through the Seanad this week to give Northern fishing b...

‘Farcical’ plan to use truck licence plate recognition at Rosslare Port

‘Farcical’ plan to use truck licence plate recognition at Rosslare Port

Critics liken idea to Brexiteers’ ‘max-fac’ border solutions