Hugh O'Connell

Hugh O'Connell

Hugh O'Connell is political correspondent with the Sunday Business Post. He is the former political editor of TheJournal.ie and has previously worked for BBC Radio 4, FIFA, and Newstalk. He holds a BA First Class Honours degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University. A regular contributor to television and radio, he also occasionally lectures in journalism.

EU to reassign British MEP seats

EU to reassign British MEP seats

The new measures would see the overall number of European Parliament seats reduced from 751 to 700

Sinn Féin delayed bullying claims response

Sinn Féin delayed bullying claims response

Over a dozen elected representatives have left the party in acrimonious circumstances in the last three years

Labour councillors round on Howlin

Labour councillors round on Howlin

The Labour leader has come under pressure from Alan Kelly in recent weeks after the former deputy leader said Howlin had less than six months to improve the party’s fortunes

The Sun attacks ‘Brexit buffoon’ Varadkar in stinging editorial

The Sun attacks ‘Brexit buffoon’ Varadkar in stinging editorial

Varadkar’s cabinet colleague, Minister for Health Simon Harris, labelled the attack 'pathetic', while Labour leader Brendan Howlin said it was 'ignorant, bullying and ageist'

Policing body ignored as Taoiseach to press ahead with appointment of new Garda chief

Policing body ignored as Taoiseach to press ahead with appointment of new Garda chief

The government is ignoring a warning from the body examining the future of policing in Ireland an...

Uncovered: Claims of Sinn Féin ‘Bullying Culture’

Uncovered: Claims of Sinn Féin ‘Bullying Culture’

Damning new claims and secret documents have uncovered how and why Sinn Féin has lost one in ten of its councillors over the last three years, with many of them claiming they were bullied, harassed and ostracised

Ousted FG official Walsh asked colleague to withdraw complaint

Ousted FG official Walsh asked colleague to withdraw complaint

Walsh was forced to resign from Fine Gael’s national executive last week after the disclosure of a number of abusive tweets

Shatter irate as FG says he owes thousands in election expenses

Shatter irate as FG says he owes thousands in election expenses

The former justice minister, who lost his Dáil seat in last year’s general election, has told party members in Dublin Rathdown that his campaign was 'sabotaged' by the party hierarchy

Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?

Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Fine Gael would hold a debate on abortion and the Eighth Amendment at its conference

Sugar tax leaves another bitter taste as officials forced to amend Finance Bill

Sugar tax leaves another bitter taste as officials forced to amend Finance Bill

Errors in the rates for the new sugar tax forced Paschal Donohoe's officials to amend legislation

Varadkar launches Fine Gael plan for rolling tax cuts

Varadkar launches Fine Gael plan for rolling tax cuts

Varadkar told the media yesterday that the party can find resources to fund tax cuts, but stressed that they must be modest

Ex-SF councillor says ‘hate campaign’ included false paedophilia claims

Ex-SF councillor says ‘hate campaign’ included false paedophilia claims

Three-time Sinn Féin general election candidate Seamus Morris was the latest party member to resign after alleged bullying last week

Taoiseach prepares for prime time pitch

Taoiseach prepares for prime time pitch

The Taoiseach tweeted pictures of himself practicing with an autocue earlier this week

Leinster House reviews policies around sexual harassment

Leinster House reviews policies around sexual harassment

Dáil Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said he would raise the issue at the next meeting of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission,

Retired judge who headed Rio inquiry was paid nearly €55,000 for work

Retired judge who headed Rio inquiry was paid nearly €55,000 for work

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had initially refused to release details of how much Carroll Moran was paid