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.

McBrearty resigns from Fine Gael, threatens to sue fellow councillor

McBrearty resigns from Fine Gael, threatens to sue fellow councillor

The Donegal councillor claims that he and his family were subjected to personal attacks by Fine Gael party members

Profile Maria Bailey: Losing the swing vote

Profile Maria Bailey: Losing the swing vote

Factfile Name: Maria Bailey Age: 43 Appearance: hard-working fitness fanatic Newsworthiness: the ...

Ó Ríordáin: Howlin and Burton old guard should make way

Ó Ríordáin: Howlin and Burton old guard should make way

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin believes Brendan Howlin cannot lead a conversation on a futu...

Sipo donation law ‘undermining democracy’, says civil liberties body

Sipo donation law ‘undermining democracy’, says civil liberties body

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has claimed that democracy is being undermined by a ...

‘The Labour Party is irrelevant,’ blasts former TD McNamara as he resigns over European candidacy

‘The Labour Party is irrelevant,’ blasts former TD McNamara as he resigns over European candidacy

McNamara, who was a Labour TD for Clare between 2011 and 2016, was unsuccessful in his efforts to run for the party in the European elections in Ireland South

Cerberus hits back at Wallace over comments

Cerberus hits back at Wallace over comments

Cerberus has described as “baseless and false” a series of comments Wallace made about it on the RTÉ Prime Time Ireland South debate last Sunday night

Cuffe in command as Boylan battles to salvage European seat

Cuffe in command as Boylan battles to salvage European seat

The loss of a seat in Dublin, on top of expected losses at local authority level across the capital, would be a huge blow to Sinn Féin and leader Mary Lou McDonald

Fitzgerald and Kelleher set for Europe, leaving their Dáil seats to be filled

Fitzgerald and Kelleher set for Europe, leaving their Dáil seats to be filled

By law the Dáil vacancies must be filled within six months of being vacated, but newly-elected MEPs do not take their seats in the European Parliament until July

Madigan says Bailey’s hotel claim ‘nothing to do with me’

Madigan says Bailey’s hotel claim ‘nothing to do with me’

Senior FG figures put Bailey under pressure to withdraw lawsuit

Few are railing against Fitzgerald as she courts commuters’ votes

Few are railing against Fitzgerald as she courts commuters’ votes

Transport, Brexit and a pool in Lucan are all on the minds of those who the former minister meets

Direct action – but will it work?

Direct action – but will it work?

The improbable pairing of Rubberbandits star Blindboy Boatclub and former Department of Finance mandarin John Moran have teamed up to campaign for their native Limerick to have a directly elected mayor

Donegal mayor defends €41k grant for revamp of driveway to his own house

Donegal mayor defends €41k grant for revamp of driveway to his own house

The Fianna Fáil mayor of Donegal benefited from a €41,000 county council grant to build a driv...

Ministers ready to protest against Trump – if he actually visits

Ministers ready to protest against Trump – if he actually visits

No official announcement from the White House

Fitzgerald unhappy with new Varadkar push for Durkan vote

Fitzgerald unhappy with new Varadkar push for Durkan vote

The Taoiseach is urging voters in parts of Dublin to vote for the ex-SDLP leader Mark Durkan ahea...

Fine Gael national executive chairman and party vice-president Gerry O’Connell resigns

Fine Gael national executive chairman and party vice-president Gerry O’Connell resigns

O’Connell announced his resignation at a meeting of the national executive last night