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.

Varadkar hopes new system will end roadwork chaos

Varadkar hopes new system will end roadwork chaos

The days of roads being dug up repeatedly by phone, electricity and broadband companies are set to be a thing of the past.

Reilly urged to publish abortion guidelines

Reilly urged to publish abortion guidelines

Health Minister Dr James Reilly is being urged to finally publish the clinical guidelines for the new abortion legislation.

Business of Sport: GAA paying Gardai­ over Euro 100k for policing All-Ireland finals

Business of Sport: GAA paying Gardai­ over Euro 100k for policing All-Ireland finals

The first leg of the Giro D'Italia is being staged on this island next month, and enthusiasts are hoping it heralds a return to cycling's glory days in Ireland, writes Cian Murtagh.

State saves €45m in assistant principals cuts

State saves €45m in assistant principals cuts

The number of teachers receiving middle management allowances has dropped by more than 5,000 over the past five years.

New tax on family homes was mooted

New tax on family homes was mooted

Government officials considered imposing a new tax on the sale of family homes in last year's budget.

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Gardai­ feel Shatter's ruff justice

Households could face Euro 600 in water charges

Households could face Euro 600 in water charges

Households are facing annual water bills of up to €600 in the future due to the government's plan to make Irish Water self-financing, it has emerged.

Battle lines drawn ahead of 1916 commemoration

Battle lines drawn ahead of 1916 commemoration

The controversy is coalescing around various issues, including an invitation to the British royal family to take part in the events, writes Michael Brennan.

Suspected child abusers can be told accuser's identity

Suspected child abusers can be told accuser's identity

Suspected child abusers will have the right to learn the identity of the professionals who are now legally obliged to report them.

President's father was IRA train raider

President's father was IRA train raider

The father of President Michael D Higgins took part in an IRA raid on a mail train during the War of Independence, according to official documents.

Gilmore keeping eye on Dun Laoghaire constituency while attending international appointments

Gilmore keeping eye on Dun Laoghaire constituency while attending international appointments

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore is keeping a keen eye on his own constituency while flying around the world as foreign affairs minister.

Commission of Inquiry may probe garda/IRA collusion

Commission of Inquiry may probe garda/IRA collusion

The government insists that the Commission of Inquiry into the Garda recording controversy will be able to inquire into potential garda collusion with the IRA in Dundalk station.

€74m saved on child benefit after non-Irish families leave country

€74m saved on child benefit after non-Irish families leave country

Around 8,000 children from other countries had their child benefit payments cut off last year – mostly because they were no longer living in the country

Why Candidates play the Traveller card

Why Candidates play the Traveller card

In spite of a pre-election pledge, candidates for the local elections know they can win votes by opposing Traveller accommodation, writes Michael Brennan.

Widespread feuding blamed for vacant Traveller sites

Widespread feuding blamed for vacant Traveller sites

Traveller feuding has emerged as a key reason behind the fact that more than 350 Traveller accommodation sites are lying idle around the country.