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.

Garda request for new building ignored by OPW

Garda request for new building ignored by OPW

Office of Public Works ignored emails and phone calls about acquiring accommodation in Bandon

SF councillor resigns amid complaints against Ó Broin

SF councillor resigns amid complaints against Ó Broin

Sinn Féin is examining a series of allegations from a councillor who has resigned his membership...

IBRC liquidators facing whopper €1.1m legal bill from Arthur Cox

IBRC liquidators facing whopper €1.1m legal bill from Arthur Cox

IBRC’s special liquidators have been charged over €1.1 million in legal fees by lawyers defen...

Buried evidence and cash payments emerge in police probe of €1.6bn Nama sale

Buried evidence and cash payments emerge in police probe of €1.6bn Nama sale

Nine suspects identified as part of British National Crime Agency investigation

Popular, pragmatic and palatable to voters

Popular, pragmatic and palatable to voters

In her first months as Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald has shown herself to be a sharp political operator. Her party is now a major force in politics in the Republic and, with McDonald at its head, looks set to become even bigger

Britain’s election watchdog weighs in on social media ads

Britain’s election watchdog weighs in on social media ads

Regulators should be able to force social media companies to take down certain posts and levy sig...

McDonald pitches party as the real left alternative

McDonald pitches party as the real left alternative

Party leader says the buck stops with Taoiseach over housing crisis

Timmins won’t support any abortion legislation should he return to Dáil

Timmins won’t support any abortion legislation should he return to Dáil

Former Fine Gael TD Billy Timmins will not support any future abortion legislation as he seeks to...

Denis Naughten’s officials were warned over any involvement in INM deal

Denis Naughten’s officials were warned over any involvement in INM deal

New correspondence reveals that top civil servant wrote to Department of Communications over group’s bid for Celtic Media

PPS number will allow online voter registration for next local elections

PPS number will allow online voter registration for next local elections

The government is set to finalise plans in the coming weeks for a new online portal

Nervy times for FF as the post-Repeal dust settles

Nervy times for FF as the post-Repeal dust settles

The emphatic overturning of the Eighth Amendment has left many Fianna Fáilers feeling that their party is hugely out of step with the prevailing national mood

SF strikes conciliatory tone towards Varadkar in private correspondence

SF strikes conciliatory tone towards Varadkar in private correspondence

Newly-released emails reveal that despite criticising him in public, Sinn Féin representatives were more positive when corresponding privately with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Department of Taoiseach has no written records of meetings

Department of Taoiseach has no written records of meetings

The Department of the Taoiseach does not have any records of minutes, notes, memos or emails of t...

Hall says Donohoe failed to protect taxpayers on Anglo bill

Hall says Donohoe failed to protect taxpayers on Anglo bill

Campaigner says in High Court filing that state did not properly monitor liquidators’ fees

State communication unit got preview of newspaper advertorial, emails show

State communication unit got preview of newspaper advertorial, emails show

The government’s controversial communications unit was given an advance preview of how one of t...