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.

The great repossession conundrum

The great repossession conundrum

The government is keen to avoid scenes of families being evicted from their homes

Kenny to deliver €12m centre to home town

Kenny to deliver €12m centre to home town

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised that a long-delayed €12 million “national outdoor pursuits...

State moves to curb legal services spend

State moves to curb legal services spend

The state is seeking to drive down legal costs by centralising the purchasing of 100,000 hours of...

Profile: Shane Ross

Profile: Shane Ross

Man for all seasons

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

No free vote during budgets or confidence motions

Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

A female patient has wrongly been given a spinal tap at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin , in a case of mistaken identity.

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

The HSE has identified the risk of not learning from its past health scandals as one of the bigge...

Gardaí sue over ‘Kafkaesque’ new rules for suspects in custody

Gardaí sue over ‘Kafkaesque’ new rules for suspects in custody

Gardaí are taking legal action to prevent the introduction of “Kafkaesque” rules on keeping suspects in custody.

‘Secret deal’ with unions sees Irish Water fill 300 vacancies

‘Secret deal’ with unions sees Irish Water fill 300 vacancies

More than 300 vacant water service jobs were approved for filling last year as part of the “secret deal” between Irish Water and unions.

Minister: Ireland will resist EU plans for massive data protection penalties

Minister: Ireland will resist EU plans for massive data protection penalties

Government worried about impact on Irish-based international tech companies

Minister wants a tenth of public servants to be Gaeilgeoirs

Minister wants a tenth of public servants to be Gaeilgeoirs

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh has raised the prospect of increasing the recruitment of Irish speakers in the public service from 6 per cent to 10 per cent.

Creighton lays her cards on the table with Renua launch

Creighton lays her cards on the table with Renua launch

Young working mums, business people targeted in bid to break through

Revenue to get details of Irish-held Swiss bank accounts

Revenue to get details of Irish-held Swiss bank accounts

The Revenue is due to get the names and bank balances of every single Swiss bank account holder with an Irish address in 2018 under a new information-sharing agreement with the secretive Swiss authorities.

Shatter wants to know how much Guerin was paid

Shatter wants to know how much Guerin was paid

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has been using the Freedom of Information Act to try to find out how much barrister Sean Guerin was paid for a report that was critical of Shatter’s handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCa

Bankruptcy chief given access to car owner database

Bankruptcy chief given access to car owner database

Non-disclosure of ‘expensive’ cars becoming an issue