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.

State to lift gag on Central Bank staff appearing before banking probe

State to lift gag on Central Bank staff appearing before banking probe

Central Bank staff will be allowed to hand over confidential information to the banking inquiry b...

Coalition tensions rising over new laws to improve workers’ negotiating rights

Coalition tensions rising over new laws to improve workers’ negotiating rights

Fine Gael backbenchers are clashing with Labour by calling for legislation on workers’ negotiating rights to be put on hold.

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.

Protesters sense blood' as coalition fears grow over water

Protesters sense blood' as coalition fears grow over water

Anti-water charges campaign which brought tens of thousands.

Irish Aid admits €120k is lost to African fraud

Irish Aid admits €120k is lost to African fraud

€120,000 in taxpayers’ funds has disappeared due to fraud in Zambia and Uganda.

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 the first time next year.

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 Revenue on behalf of staff living in national parks.

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 to retain their social welfare payment.

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.

Senior civil servants to face performance rating under new reforms

Senior civil servants to face performance rating under new reforms

The country’s most senior civil servants will have their performance rated for the first time, under a new reform plan.

Irish Water facing new dilemma as council workers refuse to restrict supply

Irish Water facing new dilemma as council workers refuse to restrict supply

Irish Water is going to hire private contractors to carry out work needed to reduce water supply to families who do not pay water charges.

Still waters run deep

Still waters run deep

The public outcry over water charges is the product of genuine despair, and no PR campaign can fix that.

Briefing: Mandarins ignore Howlin hardball

Briefing: Mandarins ignore Howlin hardball

lGovernment departments wouldn't offer Brendan Howlin the spending cuts he was looking for, so his department found their own.

Inquiry to seek cost contribution from banks

Inquiry to seek cost contribution from banks

Banks will be asked to make a ''sizeable contribution to the estimated €5 million cost of the banking inquiry.

Labour TD defied party whip by refusing to vote for establishment of Irish Water

Labour TD defied party whip by refusing to vote for establishment of Irish Water

A Government TD has revealed for the first time that he refused to vote for the establishment of Irish Water in defiance of the party whip.