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.

Left out in the cold?

Left out in the cold?

With Labour floundering and the socialist vote diluted, the moderate left wing won’t bring down the centre right. But it may play a part in government formation, while the radicals’ chances are boosted by the housing crisis

Cahill says SF’s failure to apologise over abuse allegations casts election shadow

Cahill says SF’s failure to apologise over abuse allegations casts election shadow

Máiría Cahill has said that Sinn Féin’s failure to fully apologise over the handling of her ...

Taoiseach calls Fine Gael TDs into Dáil for no confidence vote

Taoiseach calls Fine Gael TDs into Dáil for no confidence vote

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ordered all Fine Gael TDs to be present for the motion of no confidenc...

Independent Alliance  gives up on ‘granny grant’

Independent Alliance gives up on ‘granny grant’

The Independent Alliance has dropped its controversial ‘granny grant’ proposal, admitting in ...

Gooch refuses to play ball in blow to FG’s Kerry hopes

Gooch refuses to play ball in blow to FG’s Kerry hopes

Plan to stand retired GAA star Colm Cooper as running mate for Brendan Griffin comes to nothing

Home debt law stalled to protect vulture sales

Home debt law stalled to protect vulture sales

The Department of Finance and the Central Bank have said that provisions in the Courts and Land and Conveyancing Amendment Bill could 'jeopardise' future loan sales

Nama rejects anonymous claim that D4 site belonged to debtor

Nama rejects anonymous claim that D4 site belonged to debtor

Colony Capital is investing €2.25 billion in Ireland backing developer Johnny Ronan

SF lays down marker over new Garda chief

SF lays down marker over new Garda chief

At the party’s pre-Dáil away day in Cavan, Mary Lou McDonald said Drew Harris must answer the 'well-founded and well-grounded' concerns of victims and survivors who have objected to his appointment

Is their day coming?

Is their day coming?

Mary Lou McDonald’s popularity can help Sinn Féin to 30 seats, as it focuses on constituencies where it went closest last time

Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Long-speculated talk of an alliance with Fianna Fáil has gathered pace in recent months; except now it is being suggested that the SDLP will effectively be wound down and taken over by Micheál Martin’s party

A ‘tell-all’ of already known things with occasional insights

A ‘tell-all’ of already known things with occasional insights

Omarosa Newman talks of the 'Trump cult', but it is obvious she willingly and enthusiastically worked with him in order to advance her own career

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

Peter Casey is best known as the businessman from RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den who spent two decades living in the US but is now based in Donegal. His decision to run for president – alongside two other former Dragons – has raised more than a few eyebrows

Mallon: Fianna Fáil takeover of SDLP is ‘unthinkable’

Mallon: Fianna Fáil takeover of SDLP is ‘unthinkable’

Mallon, an architect of the Good Friday Agreement, said he wanted the SDLP to become 'much more relevant and stronger'

Ministers Halligan and McGrath to boycott Trump’s Irish visit

Ministers Halligan and McGrath to boycott Trump’s Irish visit

Trump is set to visit Ireland at some stage between November 12 and 14, following an announcement from the White House last Friday that he would visit this country as part of a wider trip to Europe

Kelly won’t table no-confidence motion against Howlin as he backs off assault

Kelly won’t table no-confidence motion against Howlin as he backs off assault

Labour TDs and senators have rallied behind Howlin, who said this weekend there was 'no tolerance' for further discussion on his leadership of the party