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.

Banking inquiry: paying the price of auction politics

Banking inquiry: paying the price of auction politics

Fine Gael and Labour refused to admit they were beaten by Bertie Ahern in auction politics

Gender gap gives Fine Gael’s male TDs  the fear factor

Gender gap gives Fine Gael’s male TDs the fear factor

The party's male deputies are growing nervous about the requirement to find more female candidates

Minimum wage: rise was a result of political need

Minimum wage: rise was a result of political need

The rise in the minimum wage is born of Labour’s political weakness, not economics

Minister Alan Kelly doled out grants to Tipp constituency against expert advice

Minister Alan Kelly doled out grants to Tipp constituency against expert advice

Kelly awarded €1.5 million in own constituency even though other towns got better marks

Low Pay Commission calls for 50c increase in minimum wage

Low Pay Commission calls for 50c increase in minimum wage

But body insists hike will not lead to increased unemployment

Robinson stays silent on bill for climate change

Robinson stays silent on bill for climate change

Former president Mary Robinson’s foundation is staying silent on the effectiveness of the government’s climate change bill, due to her position as a former president.

FG’s Byrne cancels all clinics in Inchicore

FG’s Byrne cancels all clinics in Inchicore

A Fine Gael TD has said she is going to cancel all future constituency clinics in her hometown, d...

Party in full swing for wannabe newcomers

Party in full swing for wannabe newcomers

Unlike Donald Trump, who paid actors $50 each to cheer at the launch of his US presidential campaign, there was no rent a crowd for the Social Democrats

Property tax to be frozen as budget giveaways begin

Property tax to be frozen as budget giveaways begin

Fine Gael and Labour tensions over tax cutting plans

Grumbling and crumbling at Oireachtas

Grumbling and crumbling at Oireachtas

Plans are being drawn up to move senators into the Dáil chamber next year as part of a multi-million euro repair project for Leinster House.

Central Bank admits to weaknesses in checks on trackers

Central Bank admits to weaknesses in checks on trackers

The Central Bank has admitted there are “weaknesses” in the system of checking whether banks ...

The changing of the guard

The changing of the guard

Troops forced to travel from as far away as Finner Camp in Donegal to turn up for duty in army barracks in Dublin

Profile Mick Wallace Megaphone Mick’s colourful campaign

Profile Mick Wallace Megaphone Mick’s colourful campaign

Factfile Age: 59 Appearance: pink polo shirt, jeans, grey-blond corkscrew hair Newsworthiness:...

Cowen: Bank guarantee was 'best prospect' to secure banks

Cowen: Bank guarantee was 'best prospect' to secure banks

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen said he personally proposed the state banking guarantee because it s...

Minister touts €2 million development fund

Minister touts €2 million development fund

Eighteen rural towns and villages to benefit