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.

FF promises to scrap ‘failed’ Irish Water

FF promises to scrap ‘failed’ Irish Water

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has calling for the scrapping of water charges and the abolit...

Profile: Jan O’Sullivan

Profile: Jan O’Sullivan

Steely Jan: Michael Brennan profiles Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan

One-teacher schools are urged to merge with bigger schools

One-teacher schools are urged to merge with bigger schools

Taoiseach’s Mayo constituency has the most one-teacher schools in the country

Sub-contractors still waiting for pay resolution body

Sub-contractors still waiting for pay resolution body

The former minister who brought through a new law to speed up payments to building sub-contractor...

Septic tank checks would    take 500 years to complete

Septic tank checks would take 500 years to complete

The inspections of the country’s septic tanks will take 500 years at current rates even though almost three quarters of them have been classified as “very high risk”.

Draft bill calls for mandatory jail terms for white collar crime

Draft bill calls for mandatory jail terms for white collar crime

A Labour TD has drafted a bill to impose mandatory jail sentences on white-collar criminals. Clare backbencher Michael McNamara is seeking to get the support of his colleagues at their parliamentary party meeting this week.

€40 million bailout The bill to fix Knock Airport

€40 million bailout The bill to fix Knock Airport

Airport capital funding plan sent to the European Commission to check state-aid rules compliance

Library charges to be abolished in next two years

Library charges to be abolished in next two years

Discriminatory library charges are set to be abolished within two years, under new pl...

Drivers to get penalty points for surfing smartphones

Drivers to get penalty points for surfing smartphones

Drivers are to be given penalty points for using their smartphones under new laws to reduce road ...

Council takes concrete steps to remove ‘Achillhenge’

Council takes concrete steps to remove ‘Achillhenge’

A council is preparing to go back to the High Court to get rid of the controversial s...

Passport Office to outsource helpline

Passport Office to outsource helpline

The Passport Office is to outsource the operation of its helpline, to cope with an an...

Asylum applications by Pakistani men increases by 250 per cent

Asylum applications by Pakistani men increases by 250 per cent

The number of asylum applications from Pakistani men has surged by over 250 per cent ...

Private speed camera contract extended by a year

Private speed camera contract extended by a year

The current contract for private speed cameras has been extended for a further year – but at a ...

Fianna Fáil’s ‘Committee of 15’ returns

Fianna Fáil’s ‘Committee of 15’ returns

Fianna Fáil is reducing the number of party members who can be elected to its national executive...

The great repossession conundrum

The great repossession conundrum

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