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.

State auditor questions IBRC liquidation oversight

State auditor questions IBRC liquidation oversight

The Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy said last week the absence of any committee of inspection for the IBRC liquidation was 'certainly unusual'

State fails to notify EU of its sugar tax proposal

State fails to notify EU of its sugar tax proposal

Ireland is obliged under law to formally notify the European Commission of plans to introduce the tax but has not yet done so

Legally unsound: SF warned over discipline handling

Legally unsound: SF warned over discipline handling

Sinn Féin has been beset by a series of bullying controversies over the last three years with nearly a dozen councillors either quitting or being expelled from the party

Victims who bore children of rape to visit Leinster House

Victims who bore children of rape to visit Leinster House

Women who did not seek an abortion after becoming pregnant through rape are to be brought into Le...

Stand up to Trump, ex-Clinton adviser tells Varadkar

Stand up to Trump, ex-Clinton adviser tells Varadkar

Jake Sullivan, who will meet Varadkar in Dublin this week, served as a senior national security adviser in Barack Obama’s administration

Dysfunctional Dáil returns from summer break

Dysfunctional Dáil returns from summer break

No amount of summer rest, it seems, will deter TDs from engaging in heckling and procedural rows

100 days of Leo

100 days of Leo

The Taoiseach’s brand remains strong, but Fianna Fáil’s ‘spin over substance’ jibe shows he’ll have to prove his Republic of Opportunity has some meaning in people’s lives

TD Murphy to complain to Gsoc over ‘fabrication’

TD Murphy to complain to Gsoc over ‘fabrication’

Public services cards detect 80 suspected welfare fraudsters

Public services cards detect 80 suspected welfare fraudsters

The Department of Social Protection is investigating 80 cases of suspected identity fraud uncover...

FF pledges to scrap controversial communications unit

FF pledges to scrap controversial communications unit

The new unit was set up in the Department of the Taoiseach over the summer with the government arguing that it would be non-partisan

Fees for liquidation of IBRC top €220 million

Fees for liquidation of IBRC top €220 million

Concerns have been raised about the costs incurred during the winding down of IBRC by the Fianna Fáil TD and PAC member Marc MacSharry

France to Ireland: Your tax rate is on the table

France to Ireland: Your tax rate is on the table

The new French ambassador to Ireland Stéphane Crouzat believes that Brexit is Britain’s problem and Britain needs to come up with solutions

Varadkar puts deputies in the frame

Varadkar puts deputies in the frame

Fine Gail politicians told to gather for Clonmel photoshoot

'Finding a new garda chief won't be easy'

'Finding a new garda chief won't be easy'

The political narrative is now dictating that the net must be cast beyond the ranks of An Garda Síochána, writes Hugh O'Connell

SF TD signals flexibility on flag and anthem

SF TD signals flexibility on flag and anthem

Pearse Doherty is willing to give up Amhrán na bhFiann for a united Ireland