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.

European warning over €1.5bn election budget

European warning over €1.5bn election budget

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen warns against reversing austerity measures and increasing public spending

€100 million for ESB workers

€100 million for ESB workers

ESB workers to be offered €100 million share bailout deal.

Businesses in rural towns face steep hikes in rates

Businesses in rural towns face steep hikes in rates

Thousands of struggling businesses are facing huge hikes in their council rates bills due to the ...

Consultants wanted to rebuild CRC reputation

Consultants wanted to rebuild CRC reputation

The Central Remedial Clinic is hiring consultants to rebuild its reputation after the salary top-...

Nama sells 65 apartments to house homeless families

Nama sells 65 apartments to house homeless families

Nama has sold Dublin apartments built by developer Liam Carroll for use as emergency accommodati...

Teachers may lose pay rises without Junior Cert reform

Teachers may lose pay rises without Junior Cert reform

With first assessments due next spring, talks are still at a standstill

A sign of things to come

A sign of things to come

The Carlow-Kilkenny by-election is the dress rehearsal for next year’s general election

Creche sector to face four different checks

Creche sector to face four different checks

Creches and pre-schools are facing four different check-ups in the wake of RTE’s Prime Time exp...

New legislation planned to tackle ‘serial burglars’

New legislation planned to tackle ‘serial burglars’

Almost 2,000 burglaries each year are committed by “serial burglars” who are out on bail at t...

Wilting Bloomsday loses national festival grant

Wilting Bloomsday loses national festival grant

Insufficient for the day were the visitors thereof

More phone masts to be built along motorways to combat blackspots

More phone masts to be built along motorways to combat blackspots

The government is planning to tackle mobile phone blackspots by building more masts on the sides ...

Revealed: ESB staff got secret €10m deal to avoid USC

Revealed: ESB staff got secret €10m deal to avoid USC

Loophole allowed ESB workers to bypass USC on employee share deals

REVEALED: How ESB unions lobbied state over power network

REVEALED: How ESB unions lobbied state over power network

The €2.6 billion cost of transferring ownership of the electricity network from the ESB to Eirgrid scuppered plan

Prison brake: Ireland's Probation Service director

Prison brake: Ireland's Probation Service director

Community service is far from a soft escape route from going to jail, argues Vivian Geiran, the long-serving director of the Probation Service. Words: Michael Brennan. Picture: Maura Hickey

Restorative justice project due to go countrywide

Restorative justice project due to go countrywide

A scheme to allow offenders to give apologies and compensation to their victims is due to be roll...