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.

Shatter: attorney general didn’t tell me about Toscan du Plantier tapes

Shatter: attorney general didn’t tell me about Toscan du Plantier tapes

The former justice minister Alan Shatter has complained in a new book of former attorney general ...

More of the same for Varadkar at general election

More of the same for Varadkar at general election

Despite the rhetoric around the green wave, it’s business as usual for Fine Gael

Schools still being told to install fossil fuel heating systems

Schools still being told to install fossil fuel heating systems

The Department of Education’s current school building guidelines recommend against the use of more environmentally friendly heat pumps in new schools

Irish Water’s budget has increased by nearly €1 billion

Irish Water’s budget has increased by nearly €1 billion

Irish Water has told the water regulator that the budget for its 2017-2021 investment plan has increased from around €4.4 billion to €5.3 billion - a rise of €987 million

Shatter: ‘I was targeted by cabinet colleague’

Shatter: ‘I was targeted by cabinet colleague’

Ahead of the launch of his book this week, Shatter has refused to name the cabinet colleague whom he says targeted him

Fine Gael to hit back with climate package to stem Green tide

Fine Gael to hit back with climate package to stem Green tide

Huge gains made by the Green Party have put climate change firmly on the political agenda, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar due to hold a cabinet sub-committee meeting on a draft climate action plan on Monday

Parties feel winds of change on campaign trail

Parties feel winds of change on campaign trail

Harsh realities hit home as political rivals jockey for position in the final days of the European elections

Green day: A stunning comeback for the eco outsiders

Green day: A stunning comeback for the eco outsiders

Less than a decade after they were excoriated for propping up a zombie Fianna Fáil government, a shift in public thinking about climate change has propelled the Greens back to national prominence

Climate change gives Fine Gael a capital problem

Climate change gives Fine Gael a capital problem

The latest poll is a worrying sign for Fine Gael heading into the local elections, because it has held the upper hand in Dublin over other parties in recent times

Dogs’ abuse in the supermarket, duck welfare and donning the green jersey

Dogs’ abuse in the supermarket, duck welfare and donning the green jersey

In Cork, Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher finds that a variety of issues are exercising the public

State subsidy leeway for broadband plan jumps by €800m

State subsidy leeway for broadband plan jumps by €800m

KPMG warned that costs submitted by top bidder Granahan McCourt were higher than government estimate, but details in its report were redacted

Red C poll sees Greens lifted on tide of climate change concerns

Red C poll sees Greens lifted on tide of climate change concerns

● FG tops poll in all three European constituencies ● FF could be beaten by Casey in Midlands-North West ● Sinn Féin likely to keep current clutch of seats

Gearing up for a Green revival

Gearing up for a Green revival

The climate crisis has turned young voters’ minds to the environment, while the popularity of Fine Gael’s European candidates is not matched on the home front

Healy-Eames releases Varadkar’s texts about pro-life Áras concerns

Healy-Eames releases Varadkar’s texts about pro-life Áras concerns

Varadkar was worried that campaign could have obstructed government’s abortion legislation

Red C poll sees Fine Gael's support plummet by five points

Red C poll sees Fine Gael's support plummet by five points

The controversy over the National Broadband plan finds Fine Gael with its lowest Red C poll rating since November 2017