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.

Varadkar vows to raise top tax band to €50,000

Varadkar vows to raise top tax band to €50,000

From January, workers will enter the 40 per cent rate of income tax when their salary hits €35,300. But Varadkar told delegates his party would go further in the coming years, if given the opportunity to do so

Sinn Féin members ‘did not cooperate with abuse probe’

Sinn Féin members ‘did not cooperate with abuse probe’

Findings revealed in Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland’s inquiry into how Máiría Cahill’s sexual abuse case was handled by the PSNI; Mary Lou McDonald rejected Cahill’s claim that party had not helped with police inquiries

Is housing taking a toll on missing minister Murphy?

Is housing taking a toll on missing minister Murphy?

Murphy has been less visible of late as colleagues report he is ‘not in good form’

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