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.

Public still don’t trust charities after scandals

Public still don’t trust charities after scandals

Just 24 per cent of people feel they can trust Irish charities

Bertie Ahern yet to respond to request from FF to rejoin

Bertie Ahern yet to respond to request from FF to rejoin

Ahern was invited to rejoin the party by the Dublin Central constituency organisation last November

Can Martin McGuinness’s legacy deliver an agreement in the North?

Can Martin McGuinness’s legacy deliver an agreement in the North?

As the North’s politicians attempt to restore power-sharing this weekend, Martin McGuinness’s negotiating skills will be sorely missed

Bus Éireann may seek protection of courts  amid crisis

Bus Éireann may seek protection of courts amid crisis

Examinership emerges as real option to fix finances as strike costs €125k a day in fines

AG Whelan was unnecessarily alarmist, Fennelly report finds

AG Whelan was unnecessarily alarmist, Fennelly report finds

Whelan’s response to the emergence of the scale of the recording system in March 2014 will be criticised by the Fennelly Commission

'The paradox of Martin McGuinness'

'The paradox of Martin McGuinness'

Even those opposed to him had a grudging respect for his abilities, writes Hugh O'Connell

'Enda must address departure issue soon or the knives will be back out'

'Enda must address departure issue soon or the knives will be back out'

Kenny comments set off FG nerves, writes Hugh O'Connell

New welfare crackdown on bouncers and security guards

New welfare crackdown on bouncers and security guards

Department to cross-check records to ensure individuals are not concurrently claiming social welfare payments

Rebels turn up heat on Kenny over ‘breach of trust’ on departure timeline

Rebels turn up heat on Kenny over ‘breach of trust’ on departure timeline

Taoiseach cast fresh doubt on his future when he indicated he would deal with political logjam

Tribunal to challenge journalistic privilege

Tribunal to challenge journalistic privilege

Reporters asked to make written statement on communications to probe chaired by Justice Peter Charleton

FF TDs whipped as Post probes views on water

FF TDs whipped as Post probes views on water

Intervention by communications director described as ‘democratic centralism without the elected part’

Exclusive: Mitchell O’Connor’s emails reveal deluge of queries

Exclusive: Mitchell O’Connor’s emails reveal deluge of queries

More than 250 emails reveal her tendency to “micromanage”

Salmond says May will ‘cave in’ on second Scottish referendum

Salmond says May will ‘cave in’ on second Scottish referendum

May has rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s demand to hold new referendum before spring 2019

PAC reports sheds new light on incomplete Project Eagle jigsaw

PAC reports sheds new light on incomplete Project Eagle jigsaw

The fundamentals are quite simple - the problem is how the deal was done, writes Hugh O'Connell

Government to sign off on CF drug deal next month

Government to sign off on CF drug deal next month

Negotiations between HSE and manufacturer Vertex over the drug's price enter final phase