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.

John Halligan tells FG: ‘sack me if you want’

John Halligan tells FG: ‘sack me if you want’

Junior minister criticises Simon Harris over refusal to meet; Fine Gael lines up Noel Grealish as possible replacement

Profile Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy

Profile Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy

Social upheaval

Soc Dems may give departing Donnelly €65k

Soc Dems may give departing Donnelly €65k

Party agrees former leader is entitled to a third of funding

COMMENT: This is why Stephen Donnelly left the Social Democrats

COMMENT: This is why Stephen Donnelly left the Social Democrats

What now for the SocDems and what will Donnelly do next? asks Hugh O'Connell

Apple: IDA furious over ‘hugely damaging’ tax appeal delay

Apple: IDA furious over ‘hugely damaging’ tax appeal delay

Two-day delay in the cabinet deciding to appeal was “hugely damaging”, it said

Bruton declines to rule out FG leadership bid

Bruton declines to rule out FG leadership bid

Education minister turned down five opportunities to rule himself out of the running

State of the Parties: Independents are small fish in a big pond

State of the Parties: Independents are small fish in a big pond

Are the political minnows making a difference?

The Education Minister: What Richard did next

The Education Minister: What Richard did next

Richard Bruton is full of ideas for the sector. Those ideas could put him on a collision course with the unions

New Renua leader to stick with flat tax plan

New Renua leader to stick with flat tax plan

Leahy promises ‘evidence-based’ version of controversial policy after election wipeout

Government agrees "unanimously" to appeal Apple ruling - Noonan

Government agrees "unanimously" to appeal Apple ruling - Noonan

AG will now prepare grounds for taking case

Five reasons why Ireland is saying ‘no’ to a €13 billion windfall

Five reasons why Ireland is saying ‘no’ to a €13 billion windfall

Political correspondent Hugh O'Connell on FDI implications of ruling

Oireachtas committee snubs former health minister

Oireachtas committee snubs former health minister

Reilly and fellow senators told it is too late to be added to committee

TD personally pays for extra teacher in constituency school

TD personally pays for extra teacher in constituency school

Brendan Griffin donates almost €250,000 of own salary

No free vote on abortion bill, warns FG

No free vote on abortion bill, warns FG

Party warns that no repeat of vote given to alliance ministers

Prescription charges set to be cut in Budget 2017

Prescription charges set to be cut in Budget 2017

Simon Harris to seek reduction in talks next month