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.

Windfall for ESB staff in €50m share bailout deal

Windfall for ESB staff in €50m share bailout deal

Most ESB workers will get thousands of euros worth of free shares in the company as part of a €...

Course planned to tackle shortage of lorry drivers

Course planned to tackle shortage of lorry drivers

A new course is to be set up to tackle a severe shortage of lorry drivers which is posing a threa...

Householders avoiding bin charges face fines of €3,000

Householders avoiding bin charges face fines of €3,000

Households who are not paying bin charges face fines of up to €3,000 as part of a new crackdown...

Anglo Avenger’s Achill atonement

Anglo Avenger’s Achill atonement

Locals slam McNamara’s legacy

Rocks and hard places: The Achillhenge saga

Rocks and hard places: The Achillhenge saga

The colourful career of property developer Joe McNamara took an unexpected turn with the construction of Achillhenge on his native Achill Island in Co Mayo. More than three years later, the controversial structure of massive stone pillars is still th

Post office plan for court fine payment

Post office plan for court fine payment

People will be able to pay court fines in instalments at their local post office later this year ...

Civil service pension cuts to be reversed

Civil service pension cuts to be reversed

Lobbying effort convinces Howlin to roll back cuts to 90,000 defined-benefit pensions

Civil service pension cuts to be reversed

Civil service pension cuts to be reversed

Lobbying effort convinces Howlin to roll back cuts to 90,000 defined-benefit pensions

Garda Moriarty probe held up by DPP delay

Garda Moriarty probe held up by DPP delay

Three years later, the state prosecutor has yet to decide if Gardaí can pursue the report’s findings ‘from a criminal point of view’

Howlin to resist civil service "bank time" claim

Howlin to resist civil service "bank time" claim

 The government is going to resist a compensation claim from civil servants for the loss of ...

16,000 fined for failing to pay second home tax

16,000 fined for failing to pay second home tax

At least 16,000 people have been hit with penalties of up to €7,000 for failing to pay their se...

Civil servants fast-track battle for ‘banking time’

Civil servants fast-track battle for ‘banking time’

Civil servants have got the go ahead to seek compensation for the loss of their weekly “banking...

Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

Former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore saw the two sides of power, in good times and bad. But he is happy that he made the right decisions ‘in wartime’ to rescue Ireland’s economy

Health risk to homeowners after energy upgrade

Health risk to homeowners after energy upgrade

Over 350 homeowners were left facing potential health and safety risks last year due to shoddy en...

Higher-paid civil servants demand more from new deal

Higher-paid civil servants demand more from new deal

Agreement likely to be passed amid little sympathy for those earning over €65,000