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.

Shatter attacks former RTÉ star Murphy over Israel comments

Shatter attacks former RTÉ star Murphy over Israel comments

Shatter was responding to comments that Mike Murphy made on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live programme last Monday, during which he said that Israel had become 'an apartheid regime'

Fitzgerald: FF and SF ‘in denial about the truth’

Fitzgerald: FF and SF ‘in denial about the truth’

Fitzgerald was effectively exonerated by Mr Justice Peter Charleton, whose report partly examined the events that led to her resignation last year, which she said had been 'traumatic' and left her in 'shock'

Former Rose of Tralee set to stand for FG in next European elections

Former Rose of Tralee set to stand for FG in next European elections

Maria Walsh has expressed an interest in running in the Midlands North West constituency and has been in talks with the Fine Gael hierarchy about joining the ticket

Woodward dives deep for project Fear

Woodward dives deep for project Fear

Some of what Woodward reveals is both fascinating and terrifying, as Trump’s officials grapple with his erratic behaviour by effectively usurping his constitutional authority

Budgeting for the polls

Budgeting for the polls

As Paschal Donohoe tried to keep voters happy, Shane Ross was left out in the cold. But Budget 2019 was quickly overshadowed by the week’s other events

The demise of a minister - and a broadband plan

The demise of a minister - and a broadband plan

What led to Denis Naughten’s shock resignation over broadband bidder contacts? And where does it leave the future of high-speed connectivity in rural Ireland?

Prudent Paschal knows this could be his last budget

Prudent Paschal knows this could be his last budget

In the weeks and months leading up to Budget 2019 Donohoe has preached prudence, warning that this government would not repeat the mistakes of the past

‘I won’t be wearing a Sinn Féin hat’

‘I won’t be wearing a Sinn Féin hat’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada believes that, as president, she can be ‘a voice of those ordinary people’

McCourt paid for dinner at which NBP bid was discussed

McCourt paid for dinner at which NBP bid was discussed

Naughten has been criticised by opposition parties for attending the dinner with Granahan McCourt chairman David McCourt, who is heading Enet’s bid for the state-subsidised contract

OPW apologises to TD for refusing to give him data released to The Post

OPW apologises to TD for refusing to give him data released to The Post

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has apologised to a Fine Gael TD after details of how much it wo...

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

Casey embroiled in ‘anti-Semitic’ row after old interview resurfaces

The Áras candidate also claims that Michael D Higgins once burned the Stars and Stripes, write Hugh O’Connell and Barry J Whyte

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Seminar to make Fine Gael TDs and senators work ‘smarter and not harder’

Fine Gael is organising a productivity and wellness seminar for its TDs and senators to help them...

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

Minister of State Catherine Byrne’s U-turn over a no-confidence motion in Minister for Housing ...

The Post Podcast: Meet the Áras candidates

The Post Podcast: Meet the Áras candidates

Political editor Michael Brennan and political correspondent Hugh O'Connell discuss the six choices available to the Irish people in the upcoming Presidential election

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

The Web Summit founder has access - and plenty of it - to senior government decision-makers up to and including the Taoiseach