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.

McAnespy claims Daly pushed her into FF Northern candidacy fiasco

McAnespy claims Daly pushed her into FF Northern candidacy fiasco

Sorcha McAnespy said she was put under 'massive pressure' by senator Mark Daly to use her meeting in Omagh last month to launch her candidacy

Penalised whistleblower prison officer to address PAC

Penalised whistleblower prison officer to address PAC

Panel concerned over operation of protected disclosure laws

Minister claims youths ‘waging campaign of terror’ in Inchicore

Minister claims youths ‘waging campaign of terror’ in Inchicore

A Fine Gael minister has claimed that a “cohort of youths” are “waging a campaign of terror...

The Casey files: how the Dragon almost joined Renua

The Casey files: how the Dragon almost joined Renua

Newly-obtained emails have revealed that Peter Casey almost hitched his wagon to Renua in early 2015

SF councillor denies checking voter register was threatening

SF councillor denies checking voter register was threatening

A Sinn Féin councillor has defended posting a message to some of her constituents telling them s...

Varadkar: mortgage rates are high due to low number of evictions

Varadkar: mortgage rates are high due to low number of evictions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the low number of evictions and repossessions in Ireland is a rea...

Labour comes out in support of digital sales tax

Labour comes out in support of digital sales tax

Labour has backed the EU proposal for a digital sales tax which is currently being opposed by the...

Independents criticise Grealish over support for government

Independents criticise Grealish over support for government

The Galway West TD announced a fortnight ago that he had agreed to give the government the 'necessary support' during the crucial stages of Brexit negotiations following talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney

FG candidate arrested over incident outside nightclub

FG candidate arrested over incident outside nightclub

Louth councillor John McGahon is being investigated in relation to his role in an incident in Dundalk in the early hours of June 16

Casey calls for dismissal of top RTÉ executive Williams

Casey calls for dismissal of top RTÉ executive Williams

Dragons’ Den star vows to stand again for presidency – unless he becomes Taoiseach

Flanagan says ‘tolerance and diversity’ reflected in blasphemy vote

Flanagan says ‘tolerance and diversity’ reflected in blasphemy vote

Voters overwhelmingly backed the proposal to remove the blasphemy ban from the Constitution in th...

A farewell to power: Thomas Rooney

A farewell to power: Thomas Rooney

US congressman Thomas Rooney is quitting politics. In an exclusive interview, the Floridian holds forth on the waning appeal of centrism, the loneliness of life in the US capital and his political mentor Seamus Mallon

Seán Gallagher in €14,000 court settlement after 1991 traffic accident

Seán Gallagher in €14,000 court settlement after 1991 traffic accident

A spokesman for Gallagher described the accident as 'a minor incident, no emergency services of any type were required'

Sailing back to the Áras

Sailing back to the Áras

Michael D Higgins has given a number of sketchy answers about his financial allowance, but most voters don’t seem to give a hoot

Plan for 170km Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will be reviewed

Plan for 170km Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will be reviewed

A plan to build a 170-kilometre pipeline to bring water from Shannon to Dublin has been sent for ...