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.

History shows us Irish Water refunds will not be swift

History shows us Irish Water refunds will not be swift

If you paid your water charges, don’t be expecting a refund in time for your summer holidays

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

With polls showing little sign of a Leo Leap, the new Taoiseach will have to hit the ground running when the Dáil returns from its summer break

Donohoe warned over numbers not paying tax

Donohoe warned over numbers not paying tax

Officials warned in briefing note of exemptions as a result of changes to bands and rates

Independent Alliance row over O’Leary speech

Independent Alliance row over O’Leary speech

Concerns have been raised by some members over Ryanair boss's views

Murphy may complain to Gsoc over alleged perjury by gardaí

Murphy may complain to Gsoc over alleged perjury by gardaí

Solidarity TD says he will maintain the pressure for inquiry

'What’s the point of a glossy summer economic statement?'

'What’s the point of a glossy summer economic statement?'

Paschal Donohoe today turned not answering questions into an art form, writes Hugh O'Connell

'Stardust families will settle for nothing less than a full inquiry'

'Stardust families will settle for nothing less than a full inquiry'

Finian McGrath and his officials have helped break a major impasse in exploring new evidence from the 1981 disaster, writes Hugh O'Connell

Ross’s bill on judicial reforms in trouble

Ross’s bill on judicial reforms in trouble

Measure faces significant opposition in Seanad as senators unconvinced over lay majority

Plan to link electoral register with PPS numbers

Plan to link electoral register with PPS numbers

The Department of Housing and Local Government is working on plans to modernise the voter registration process

SF councillor in dispute with party on bullying claim

SF councillor in dispute with party on bullying claim

A Sinn Féin councillor has alleged he was warned that he would be “taken out” if he did not ...

Tax-free status for Irish Rugby World Cup hosts

Tax-free status for Irish Rugby World Cup hosts

The IRFU has confirmed it plans to set up a local operating company if it wins the tournament bid

Fianna Fáil to demand increase in social welfare payments in budget

Fianna Fáil to demand increase in social welfare payments in budget

Fianna Fáil will demand another increase in the state pension and other social welfare payments ...

DUP: Simon Coveney is harming Stormont talks

DUP: Simon Coveney is harming Stormont talks

The DUP’s senior negotiator, Jeffrey Donaldson, said Coveney had been “deeply unhelpful”

Leinster House reception desk cost taxpayers €110k

Leinster House reception desk cost taxpayers €110k

A tender document released to The Sunday Business Post states that the desk has been fabricated by a specialist Irish furniture company

DUP’s pork barrel politics leave Sinn Féin boxed into a corner

DUP’s pork barrel politics leave Sinn Féin boxed into a corner

Hardball unionists bring home a cash injection that won’t come through unless there’s a deal on an Irish Language Act