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.

Organiser of Varadkar fundraiser staged similar events for FF


Organiser of Varadkar fundraiser staged similar events for FF


Event was organised by Tom Lynch, the chair of the Ireland East Hospital group

FG’s Buttimer to chair Oireachtas abortion committee

FG’s Buttimer to chair Oireachtas abortion committee

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended radical changes to the state’s constitutional ban on abortion

Transport minister Shane Ross vetted new judges

Transport minister Shane Ross vetted new judges

Ross passed the incoming judges despite some having links to Fine Gael

Fine Gael leadership battle: Checkmate for Coveney

Fine Gael leadership battle: Checkmate for Coveney

Leo Varadkar put in the groundwork long before this campaign ever kicked off

Proposed Waterford cardiac unit in doubt

Proposed Waterford cardiac unit in doubt

The mobile cath lab was due to be put in place at the hospital earlier this year

Sinn Féin backs Ross on judicial appointments

Sinn Féin backs Ross on judicial appointments

Minister sidesteps Fianna Fáil to get policies over the line

Early momentum with Varadkar in Fine Gael race

Early momentum with Varadkar in Fine Gael race

But with two weeks to run, Camp Coveney is not panicking yet, says Hugh O'Connell

'Kenny seemed reluctant to pull the trigger'

'Kenny seemed reluctant to pull the trigger'

The feeling lingers in FG that the Taoiseach was pushed to this point, says Hugh O'Connell

Comment: Richard III plots third bid for Fine Gael leadership

Comment: Richard III plots third bid for Fine Gael leadership

What impact would Bruton's entry into the party's leadership race have?

Independents want commitments before backing new FG taoiseach

Independents want commitments before backing new FG taoiseach

Group unhappy a number of issues in health have stalled in recent months

Coveney pushes for road and rail outside capital as Dublin ‘growing out of control’

Coveney pushes for road and rail outside capital as Dublin ‘growing out of control’

Minister outlines plans to tap into billions of euro of EU funding for major infrastructure projects

Minister Halligan: ‘I can’t see how Garda Commissioner can keep going’

Minister Halligan: ‘I can’t see how Garda Commissioner can keep going’

Halligan is first government minister to publicly question O’Sullivan's future

Police panel pick to stay on as Seattle chief

Police panel pick to stay on as Seattle chief

Kathleen O’Toole was announced as chair of the commission on the future of policing last week

FF warn Varadkar and Coveney over tax cuts

FF warn Varadkar and Coveney over tax cuts

Public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary said promises “not going to be affordable”

TD, senator declare for Varadkar in FG leadership race

TD, senator declare for Varadkar in FG leadership race

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy and Senator Neale Richmond have said they will support the Minister for Social Protection