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.

Ireland faces EU sewage case next month

Ireland faces EU sewage case next month

The European Commission is taking Ireland to court next month over the pumping of partly-treated ...

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

Government rebuffs calls for Brexit procurement exemption

The government has decided not to seek an exemption from EU rules so it can ring-fence more state...

Fury as state spends €175m renting NTMA HQ which was on sale for €164m

Fury as state spends €175m renting NTMA HQ which was on sale for €164m

Agency not allowed to buy site due to ‘appalling’ government policy; agreement to spend €18m on fit-out of new German-owned building

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Pillars of the Fianna Fáil community

Fianna Fáil is targeting three ‘pillar’ objectives ahead of the next election: retaining its 45 seats, making gains in Dublin, and taking more seats in constituencies where it is already represented. But if these things don’t happen, Micheál Martin’s days as leader could be numbered

Minister overturns councillors’ zoning decision

Minister overturns councillors’ zoning decision

Zoned site located in a rural area outside the town of Arklow

Delaney opposes plan  for social housing on Dublin football pitch

Delaney opposes plan for social housing on Dublin football pitch

South Dublin county council is planning to build 42 social houses on one of the pitches used by Knocklyon football club

Adams calls for calm after attack on home

Adams calls for calm after attack on home

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has urged his supporters not to retaliate against those who ...

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

The Labour leader says the government should call an election as 250 bills are ‘going nowhere’

Profit before people as Boyd Barrett is out of constituency office

Profit before people as Boyd Barrett is out of constituency office

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has been forced to move out of his high street const...

May’s cherrypicking solution needs delicate handling

May’s cherrypicking solution needs delicate handling

Dealing with Britain means coping with its empire psyche and maybe learning a lesson from Dev

Revenue or debt collectors to chase TV licence fee dodgers

Revenue or debt collectors to chase TV licence fee dodgers

RTÉ has been putting pressure on the government to deal with the high evasion rate for the TV licence which is costing it up to €40 million per year

Meath gets lowest government funding despite huge population growth

Meath gets lowest government funding despite huge population growth

The method of sharing out funding for councils has been frozen since 2007, even though the populations of some councils have continued to grow

The water files

The water files

As Irish Water faces a drought not seen for 40 years, emails from TDs, Senators and councillors obtained by The Sunday Business Post reveal that the state body was already beset by a litany of leaks and infrastructure failings

Businesses owe Irish Water €168 million in unpaid charges

Businesses owe Irish Water €168 million in unpaid charges

Irish Water is seeking to collect €168 million from businesses that have not paid their water c...

Healy-Rae misses votes in Kingdom constituency dash

Healy-Rae misses votes in Kingdom constituency dash

According to the Oireachtas voting records, Healy-Rae has missed 42 of the 46 Dáil votes (91 per cent) on Thursdays since last January