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.

Ministers missing own targets across the board

Ministers missing own targets across the board

The Sunday Business Post has compared the government’s newly released public service performance report with its own official targets, which are published separately

Managers at HSE flag only half of all serious incidents

Managers at HSE flag only half of all serious incidents

There is a national incident management reporting system, under which health managers are supposed to record any serious incidents within 30 days

Plan to counter filibustering of drink-driving legislation

Plan to counter filibustering of drink-driving legislation

New road traffic bill will mean an automatic three-month ban for those convicted of drink-driving, if it can get past opponents in Dáil

DIT sells sites to make way for Grangegorman move

DIT sells sites to make way for Grangegorman move

DIT Cathal Brugha Street, DIT Kevin Street and DIT Rathmines will be placed on the market in the coming months

Ebay won't pay compensation to 'coerced' worker

Ebay won't pay compensation to 'coerced' worker

David Bell was dismissed in 2013 for giving out two £25 sterling vouchers to aggrieved customers.

Library fines' shelf life has passed, says new strategy

Library fines' shelf life has passed, says new strategy

The new library strategy, which is set to be launched officially next month, states that there is no proof that fines for the late return of library books and DVDs have any positive effect

Donohoe drafts China to oppose EU digital tax

Donohoe drafts China to oppose EU digital tax

Like Ireland, China also believes there should be a global approach to taxing digital companies, rather than one that just applies in EU member states

Family will finally get redress from Lost at Sea scheme

Family will finally get redress from Lost at Sea scheme

It signals an end to the long campaign by the family of Francis Byrne, a fishing boat owner who lost his life along with his 16-year-old son Jimmy in 1981

Simon Harris promises mandatory Cervical Check reporting

Simon Harris promises mandatory Cervical Check reporting

The measure will be contained in the Patient Safety Bill, which will make it mandatory to report serious incidents

Eighth poll: Yes in lead but 'don’t knows' will still decide referendum

Eighth poll: Yes in lead but 'don’t knows' will still decide referendum

This is the third in the Sunday Business Post/Red C tracking polls on the proposal to remove the Eighth Amendment from the constitution

Poll: Political war set to rumble on all year

Poll: Political war set to rumble on all year

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll results suggest Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will continue bickering, possibly right up to the next election

Large users of water must register with EPA for first time

Large users of water must register with EPA for first time

New bill will mean golf clubs, dairy farmers and others will not be charged, but may face restrictions on water use in coming years

IFA circles vultures

IFA circles vultures

IFA president Joe Healy is ready to take on the vulture funds selling farmland around the country, writes Michael Brennan

FG still out in front amidst growing tensions with FF

FG still out in front amidst growing tensions with FF

Fine Gael retains a seven point lead over Fianna Fáil which is up by one point

Wesley College legal threat ups the ante for the next round of sports funding

Wesley College legal threat ups the ante for the next round of sports funding

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has now recommended significant changes to reduce the chances of fee-paying schools and wealthy golf clubs getting sports capital grants again