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.

Breen had three more meetings with final broadband bidder McCourt

Breen had three more meetings with final broadband bidder McCourt

FG minister also visited McCourt at his Co Clare home ‘in a private capacity’ over the last two years, in new twist to telecoms row

FG general election candidate McGahon under investigation over alleged assault

FG general election candidate McGahon under investigation over alleged assault

Senior Fine Gael members aware of McGahon’s involvement in fracas for some time

Harris criticises Newstalk’s Hook over ‘regrettable’ tweet

Harris criticises Newstalk’s Hook over ‘regrettable’ tweet

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said George Hook’s comments about the case of a nine-year-...

Lowry rails against ‘convicted criminal’ comment in Seanad

Lowry rails against ‘convicted criminal’ comment in Seanad

TD sought to confront senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin in Leinster House corridors over remark last week

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