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.

Sinn Fein leader gets Assembly pension on top of Dail salary

Sinn Fein leader gets Assembly pension on top of Dail salary

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is claiming a pension from the Northern Assembly on top of his €87,000 Dail salary.

Shatter apologises to Garda whistleblowers

Shatter apologises to Garda whistleblowers

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has finally apologised to the Garda whistleblowers for wrongly accusing them of not co-operating with the penalty points investigation.

PROFILE: Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

PROFILE: Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has been the key figure in the resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Micheal Martin's day of reckoning looms

Micheal Martin's day of reckoning looms

A good result in the local and European elections will strengthen the Fianna Fáil leader's position, writes Michael Brennan.

New software to save social welfare Euro 1.01 million Claimants using multiple identities uncovered

New software to save social welfare Euro 1.01 million Claimants using multiple identities uncovered

Two retailers backed by Mike Ashley are vying with management in bid to buy Elverys

Martin slams coalition for creating two-tiered recovery'

Martin slams coalition for creating two-tiered recovery'

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has warned that the government is creating a ''two-tiered recovery which is increasing the burden on struggling families.

Assets ruled out for student grant assessment

Assets ruled out for student grant assessment

Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes has said that he does not believe that controversial changes to the means test for student grants will be implemented.

High number of trucks avoiding Limerick Tunnel with no large truck ban in Limerick city centre

High number of trucks avoiding Limerick Tunnel with no large truck ban in Limerick city centre

Forcing large trucks to use the Limerick Tunnel would save the state millions of euro in penalty payments, writes Michael Brennan.

Water off a duck's back?

Water off a duck's back?

Environment minister Phil Hogan has faced waves of protests - but his fiercest fight is still to come: how much we will pay for water, writes Michael Brennan.

Irish Water blocks Longford house extension

Irish Water blocks Longford house extension

Irish Water has intervened in the planning process for the first time to stop a man from extending his house.

Breaking down the penalty points fiasco

Breaking down the penalty points fiasco

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has been vindicated by the Garda Inspectorate's report, but serious questions remain about Garda behaviour, writes Michael Brennan.

FG spends Euro 500,000 on renovation

FG spends Euro 500,000 on renovation

Fine Gael has moved back into its party headquarters after a refurbishment costing over €500,000.

ANALYSIS: Secret FF research shows councillors at risk

ANALYSIS: Secret FF research shows councillors at risk

The Sunday Business Post yesterday revealed the existence of secret Fianna Fail research showing councillors at risk. Here we provide further analysis and a link to the document.

Leaflet cutbacks in EU elections to save Euro 3.5 million

Leaflet cutbacks in EU elections to save Euro 3.5 million

Environment Minister Phil Hogan is restricting candidates in the forthcoming European elections to just one free leaflet per household to save €3.5 million.

Toll guarantees will cost taxpayer millions until 2041

Toll guarantees will cost taxpayer millions until 2041

The state is facing penalties of many millions of euro for a staggering 27 years over the M3 motorway and Limerick Tunnel projects.