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: Fianna Fáil ‘treated me like a dirty secret’

McAnespy: Fianna Fáil ‘treated me like a dirty secret’

Omagh candidate angrily accuses party of ‘abandoning’ her in Northern local elections and failing to give her any support on campaign trail

Justice officials criticised Policing Authority in memo to Flanagan

Justice officials criticised Policing Authority in memo to Flanagan

Senior officials in the Department of Justice have heavily criticised the Policing Authority in a...

SF wanted all parties to agree to serve in executive

SF wanted all parties to agree to serve in executive

Mary Lou McDonald’s demand before negotiations began was rejected

On the EU election trail from Bray Head to Slea Head

On the EU election trail from Bray Head to Slea Head

Ireland South is a vast constituency that covers 12 counties, and candidates have been chewing up the miles in their efforts to win the seat vacated by former MEP Brian Crowley

Fianna Fáil seeks probe into Waterford mortuary services

Fianna Fáil seeks probe into Waterford mortuary services

It emerged last week that four pathologists wrote to hospital management in Waterford last October to express concerns about the condition of the mortuary

Varadkar raps former Department of Finance head over lobbying

Varadkar raps former Department of Finance head over lobbying

‘It undermines [my ministers], damages relationships, and adds to my workload’

Wallace: ‘I’ve lost more on a building site in a day than I can make in the Dáil or Europe in a year’

Wallace: ‘I’ve lost more on a building site in a day than I can make in the Dáil or Europe in a year’

Independent TD Mick Wallace explains why he is running as an MEP despite having to borrow €30,000 from his brother to do it – and why he’d ‘fucking love’ to be Minister for Housing

The story of how Feargal Quinn saved the Seanad

The story of how Feargal Quinn saved the Seanad

In his 23-year political career in the Seanad, Feargal Quinn set the standard for what a good par...

Chinese cameras in Leinster House spark espionage concerns

Chinese cameras in Leinster House spark espionage concerns

The installation of surveillance cameras made by a Chinese state-backed company in Leinster House...

Blanket ban on printing local election leaflets in Leinster House

Blanket ban on printing local election leaflets in Leinster House

FG and FF politicians are told to remove references to local election candidates on literature

Labour’s White stirs pot on party leadership

Labour’s White stirs pot on party leadership

European candidate wants a younger man or woman to head up the party after next election

Casey, Ming and Brexit loom large in vast constituency

Casey, Ming and Brexit loom large in vast constituency

Colourful, noisy and outspoken, Peter Casey and Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan are both in focus, frustrating some other candidates in Midlands North West

Left wing rush for Dublin EU seats

Left wing rush for Dublin EU seats

The large number of candidates shows the left’s dysfunctionality, says Labour’s Alex White

Oireachtas members claim officials ‘restricting’ FitzPatrick trial review

Oireachtas members claim officials ‘restricting’ FitzPatrick trial review

Civil servants cited Supreme Court verdict in the Angela Kerins case against the PAC

Exclusive: Leaked files reveal fresh problems for children’s hospital

Exclusive: Leaked files reveal fresh problems for children’s hospital

Dire warnings from outgoing project director in department documents