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.

Political apathy could be the North’s undoing

Political apathy could be the North’s undoing

A low turnout in the Northern elections may well see the same entrenched political parties returned to Stormont with a period of direct rule from Westminster a strong possibility

Adams insists he will not quit

Adams insists he will not quit

Northern Ireland health minister Michelle O’Neill tipped to replace McGuinness

Be ready for an election, Varadkar tells FG members

Be ready for an election, Varadkar tells FG members

Varadkar made the remarks to around 200 party members in Tipperary

Martin expects government to last two more years

Martin expects government to last two more years

FF leader told the party’s frontbench meeting they will have “a lot of work to do” over the next two years

Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Bruton wants to end the controversial admissions policy - but getting everyone's blessing will be difficult, writes Hugh O'Connell

Leo Varadkar sets out plans for future

Leo Varadkar sets out plans for future

Social welfare fraudsters to be publicly named and hit with financial penalties under new plans

€65k bill for Dublin Brexit meeting

€65k bill for Dublin Brexit meeting

Kenny hosted a one-day all-island civic dialogue on Brexit at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham last November

FG beefs up backroom team at Department of Health

FG beefs up backroom team at Department of Health

Kathyann Barret to advise on media strategy in Hawkins House

Fine Gael TD’s plan to double property tax on vacant homes

Fine Gael TD’s plan to double property tax on vacant homes

Fianna Fáil has not ruled out supporting the measure

Ross delay on insurance ruling puts Mondello at risk

Ross delay on insurance ruling puts Mondello at risk

A European court ruling could effectively shut down the venue

Crisis in the North: Ashes to clashes

Crisis in the North: Ashes to clashes

A political crisis looms in the North, along with an imminent election and an uncertain future

What’s in the stars for Leo Varadkar?

What’s in the stars for Leo Varadkar?

Tipped as Ireland’s next taoiseach, if Leo Varadkar is not careful the prize could slip through his fingers

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness quits as Deputy First Minister

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness quits as Deputy First Minister

Resignation collapses power-sharing in the North and likely to lead to fresh elections

Quit threat by Zappone over FG’s response to Assembly

Quit threat by Zappone over FG’s response to Assembly

Independent TD says she will leave government if Citizens’ Assembly view on abortion is not heeded

AAA’s Murphy: cut supply to households that waste water

AAA’s Murphy: cut supply to households that waste water

TD says legislation already exists for councils to restrict or cut off the supply of water to households