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.

Macron preaches European democracy as ‘our best chance’

Macron preaches European democracy as ‘our best chance’

An evangelist for a more integrated and reformed EU, French president Emmanuel Macronremains a polarising figure at home

Macron move on tech giants a threat to Irish tax strategy

Macron move on tech giants a threat to Irish tax strategy

Proposed 3 per cent levy on digital firms’ revenues would remove advantage of an Irish HQ

Unhappy Canney boxed into corner

Unhappy Canney boxed into corner

Alliance TDs last week backed Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to retain the Office of Public Works post, which is responsible for flooding, for the remainder of the government’s term

‘Classic British pragmatism has evaporated in front of ideology’

‘Classic British pragmatism has evaporated in front of ideology’

Europe’s former top civil servant believes that the British prposals for the border are wishful thinking

Varadkar: Naughten did O’Brien no favours

Varadkar: Naughten did O’Brien no favours

Speaking in Dublin yesterday, Varadkar said that Naughten regretted taking the phone call from the lobbyist, because of the controversy that had arisen over it. But he insisted the minister had done nothing wrong

Calleary: I’m Fianna Fáil, so of course I don’t trust Varadkar or Fine Gael

Calleary: I’m Fianna Fáil, so of course I don’t trust Varadkar or Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil’s new deputy leader says the Taoiseach lacked courage while minister for health

Bill aims to penalise campaigners giving false information online

Bill aims to penalise campaigners giving false information online

The bill would allow users who are targeted by online adverts to find out who is paying for them

Apple wanted to be told if its emails were going public

Apple wanted to be told if its emails were going public

‘We’d very much appreciate advance warning of each likely release,’ lobbyist wrote

Post Podcast - Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's conscious uncoupling

Post Podcast - Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's conscious uncoupling

Hugh O'Connell is joined by Michael Brennan to discuss the growing tensions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil as well as Micheál Martin's pointed criticism of the Irish Independent on Twitter

Amazon questions government moves on huge data centres

Amazon questions government moves on huge data centres

Amazon has around 2,000 employees in Ireland and a number of data centres in Dublin, with more planned, including a 223,000 square foot data centre in Mulhuddart

Varadkar playing politics with the Good Friday Agreement, says DUP

Varadkar playing politics with the Good Friday Agreement, says DUP

Senior DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has accused the Irish government of playing politics with the Goo...

Department of Foreign Affairs ready to assist McGregor

Department of Foreign Affairs ready to assist McGregor

The UFC champion was released on bail of $50,000 last Friday after he was charged with assault, menacing and reckless endangerment following an incident at a media event in New York the previous night

FF demands raise spectre of snap election this summer

FF demands raise spectre of snap election this summer

Fianna Fáil TDs Barry Cowen, Michael McGrath and Timmy Dooley told The Sunday Business Post that the budget will need to be agreed before opening talks on renewing the confidence and supply deal

A conscious uncoupling

A conscious uncoupling

The government has already lasted longer than many predicted but, as tensions mount both inside and outside the Dáil, it’s clear the writing is on the wall

‘Peace-building can be a very bumpy journey’

‘Peace-building can be a very bumpy journey’

Jeffrey Donaldson of the DUP opposed the Good Friday Agreement when it was conceived. Now he says it must be protected at all costs from the threat of Brexit