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.

Yes side still leading polls, but race is tight as referendum looms

Yes side still leading polls, but race is tight as referendum looms

The final Sunday Business Post/Red C poll on the Eighth Amendment referendum suggests a tightenin...

Cosgrave leaves €33m in will

Cosgrave leaves €33m in will

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave has left €33.7 million in his will, due to his ownership of a pr...

Minister plans strategy to prepare IFSC for future technological disruption

Minister plans strategy to prepare IFSC for future technological disruption

Minister of State for Finance Michael D’Arcy is drawing up new plans to future proof the Intern...

Cancer scandal fails to dent FG’s popularity

Cancer scandal fails to dent FG’s popularity

Fine Gael at 35 per cent, a two point gain from last month’s poll

World’s eyes on Ireland as decision time looms

World’s eyes on Ireland as decision time looms

The stakes are still high as Together for Yes and Save the 8th prepare for battle in the last week of the campaign

Fine Gael TD slams Revenue for ‘red tape gone mad’

Fine Gael TD slams Revenue for ‘red tape gone mad’

Lawyers, accountants and estate agents are being forced to post almost 10,000 suspicious transact...

Coveney insists Brexit guarantee of no hard border won’t be dropped

Coveney insists Brexit guarantee of no hard border won’t be dropped

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted that the government will not drop its demand for a legally b...

Fine Gael emerges unscathed from cervical check scandal - while Sinn Féin also rises - poll

Fine Gael emerges unscathed from cervical check scandal - while Sinn Féin also rises - poll

Michael Brennan on the results of the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

Harris wants HPV testing in cervical cancer screening

Harris wants HPV testing in cervical cancer screening

The new test provides 60–70 per cent greater protection than the current smear test and will result in fewer women getting a false negative result

Kildare Sinn Féin councillor defies party line on referendum

Kildare Sinn Féin councillor defies party line on referendum

A Sinn Féin councillor has been pictured giving the thumbs-up sign at a pro-life rally outside a...

State to use bin service receipts to fight illegal dumpers

State to use bin service receipts to fight illegal dumpers

Over a quarter of households do not have a regular bin collection service, and some of these are suspected of engaging in illegal dumping, illegal burning or stuffing their rubbish into public bins

Tory party chaos may force government’s hand on border backstop

Tory party chaos may force government’s hand on border backstop

With the civil war raging between Theresa May and her party’s extreme Brexiteers, the Irish government may have to force a confrontation on the border issue at the EU summit next month

State prepares to send in sheriffs to collect unpaid commercial rates

State prepares to send in sheriffs to collect unpaid commercial rates

The country’s 16 sheriffs will be available to councils for the first time to collect unpaid rates bills from businesses – and they will have the power to seize goods

Cross-border highway is planned to ease Brexit

Cross-border highway is planned to ease Brexit

The new route will involve different sections being built on both sides of the border, due to close cooperation between local authorities in Donegal and Derry

Exit wounds: How Nóirín O'Sullivan's departure differs from Tony O'Brien's

Exit wounds: How Nóirín O'Sullivan's departure differs from Tony O'Brien's

New documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by this newspaper give an insight into how quickly the system responded in the case of the former Garda Commissioner