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.

Competition watchdog raises eyebrows over block on driving school

Competition watchdog raises eyebrows over block on driving school

The competition watchdog has expressed concern about a driving school being blocked from delivering a training course at a cheaper price.

Tooled-up taxman is on the prowl

Tooled-up taxman is on the prowl

The Revenue is using international tax treaties and new digital technologies to target tax cheats

Taxman to target rental income from foreign properties

Taxman to target rental income from foreign properties

Move comes as part of EU-wide clampdown on tax evasion

Gay marriage to be taught in primary school religion classes

Gay marriage to be taught in primary school religion classes

O'Sullivan says new curriculum will take account of result of recent referendum

Curragh firing ranges are shut down over possible danger to the public

Curragh firing ranges are shut down over possible danger to the public

Fears that members of the public could be hit by stray fire

130,000 council tenants escape property tax

130,000 council tenants escape property tax

Bill of up to €30m paid by councils instead

Come West along the road

Come West along the road

Superb scenery, plenty of activities on offer and fine food combine to make Westport in Co Mayo a thoroughly family-friendly destination.

Hospitality sector set to retain low rate of Vat

Hospitality sector set to retain low rate of Vat

Cut in Vat rate costs €350 million per year

The Sunday Interview: Jan O'Sullivan

The Sunday Interview: Jan O'Sullivan

With the Labour Party facing an election score of NG in Leaving Cert terms, can education minister Jan O’Sullivan push reforms through before the polls?

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Arts minister Heather Humphreys has called in the experts to help her appoint nine new members to...

Irish  Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Irish Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Eurostat’s verdict on Irish Water, which exposed months of ministerial bluster, is a disaster for communities hoping for much-needed infrastructure to end sewage pollution

Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Sources reveal the hated levy cannot be scrapped without breaching directive

TDs must give details of debts over €50k to new watchdog

TDs must give details of debts over €50k to new watchdog

Measure aims to ensure that owners of debts cannot use them to pressure vulnerable politicians

Dáil committee to investigate disputed €100m Luas contract

Dáil committee to investigate disputed €100m Luas contract

Legal battle will not delay construction of cross city link, insists state rail agency

O’Sullivan says slán to leabhar rolla for electronic attendance

O’Sullivan says slán to leabhar rolla for electronic attendance

Traditional school roll book to be phased out