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.

Kelly ignored expert advice and gave €4m for greenway during by-election

Kelly ignored expert advice and gave €4m for greenway during by-election

String of recommended routes ignored by minister in key funding decisions

State to guarantee German lender KfW’s Irish loans

State to guarantee German lender KfW’s Irish loans

German bank KfW has secured a €150 million state banking guarantee to protect it against loan l...

Noonan set to overhaul tax appeals system

Noonan set to overhaul tax appeals system

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is overhauling the tax appeals system after complaints that i...

Moriarty rejected Ansbacher hearings

Moriarty rejected Ansbacher hearings

The Moriarty Tribunal ruled out further hearings into the alleged use of more secret Ansbacher ba...

Four contenders for Revenue Commissioner post

Four contenders for Revenue Commissioner post

Four people are in the running to become the next Revenue Commissioner. The vacancy has arisen d...

Unemployed must upload their CVs to government website

Unemployed must upload their CVs to government website

From next year, unemployed people will have to upload their CVs to a government website in order ...

Pouring cold water on public anger

Pouring cold water on public anger

The coalition is struggling to come up with a formula to end the anger over water charges, writes Michael Brennan, Political Correspondent

Unemployed must upload CVs to keep social welfare

Unemployed must upload CVs to keep social welfare

Revamped JobsIreland site will host CVs to allow employers to search live register for people whose skills they need, says the government

Coveney bullish on Irish beef exports to China

Coveney bullish on Irish beef exports to China

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said that he expects China to allow Irish beef in for ...

Irish Aid admits €120k is lost toAfrican fraud

Irish Aid admits €120k is lost toAfrican fraud

Irish Aid has admitted that €120,000 in taxpayers’ funds has disappeared due to fraud in Za...

Department of Arts coughs up €100k to the taxman

Department of Arts coughs up €100k to the taxman

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys’ department has paid a €100,000 tax settlement to the Rev...

Protesters ‘sense blood’ as coalition fears grow over water

Protesters ‘sense blood’ as coalition fears grow over water

“The people can sense blood,” said Richard Boyd-Barrett of People Before Profit, one of the l...

Burton on Nama bonuses: ‘get real’

Burton on Nama bonuses: ‘get real’

Tánaiste Joan Burton has warned Nama that developers should not be given bonuses. It came after...

Banks ordered to reveal top earners and hand over tapes

Banks ordered to reveal top earners and hand over tapes

The banking inquiry will force the banks to hand over information about their top ten bonus earne...

Insomnia head Kerr is hired to give An Post a shot in the arm

Insomnia head Kerr is hired to give An Post a shot in the arm

Businessman Bobby Kerr has been brought in to help keep the traditional post office alive. Best ...