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.

European Commission says mortgage deals may not work

European Commission says mortgage deals may not work

Secret report says a downturn would derail repayments from tens of thousands

Brexit crunch time for Theresa May

Brexit crunch time for Theresa May

As Theresa May attends her cabinet summit on Brexit today, it is clear that very little has changed

Will new climate change committee just be a load of hot air?

Will new climate change committee just be a load of hot air?

The Environmental Protection Agency has said the state is going to miss its 2020 emissions reductions target and is on track to miss its 2030 targets as well – which will risk incurring EU fines of hundreds of millions of euro

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Our family always came from a position of being strong unionists, but considerate and tolerant of other people’s opinions

Growing up in a Presbyterian family on a farm in South Armagh during the Troubles taught independent Senator Ian Marshall the values of tolerance and pragmatism and they have served him well, both in his time as head of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and now as a member of Seanad Éireann

9 Challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner

9 Challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner

The appointment of a senior PSNI officer to head the Garda Síochána marks a number of firsts. But Drew Harris faces a multitude of issues if the organisation is to be reformed and made more effective

Plans to boost growth of  urban centres other than Dublin

Plans to boost growth of urban centres other than Dublin

Aim of the National Planning Framework is to have ‘compact’ rather than ‘unfettered’growth, says regional assembly director

Lowry secures 40 bed patient hotel for hospital in return for supporting coalition

Lowry secures 40 bed patient hotel for hospital in return for supporting coalition

Independent TD Michael Lowry has succeeded in getting a 40-bed patient hotel for his local hospit...

Ibec wants €500m rainy day fund to be diverted  into colleges

Ibec wants €500m rainy day fund to be diverted into colleges

Employers group Ibec has called on the government to put the €500 million from its planned rain...

Council sold affordable house to senior manager

Council sold affordable house to senior manager

A council gave an affordable house at a discounted price to one of its senior managers – who is...

Hospitals that delay major incident reports could lose legal cover

Hospitals that delay major incident reports could lose legal cover

The State Claims Agency (SCA) threatened to withdraw legal cover for hospitals which were failing...

Councillors resign in droves amid complaints over pay

Councillors resign in droves amid complaints over pay

Councillors have warned that their job is becoming dominated by the “self-employed, the unemplo...

FF demands changed to rural CCTV scheme

FF demands changed to rural CCTV scheme

€1 million scheme set up to deter and detect mobile burglary gangs

EU promises full backing on the border, but its officials are preparing for the worst

EU promises full backing on the border, but its officials are preparing for the worst

If the British government crashes out with no deal or a hard Brexit, the border will become an EU frontier which we will be obliged to enforce

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...