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.

€330 million in tax cuts for October Budget with USC cut expected

€330 million in tax cuts for October Budget with USC cut expected

Government holds one billion euro in extra spending power

‘Huge loss’ for Fianna Fáil as top adviser moves on

‘Huge loss’ for Fianna Fáil as top adviser moves on

Kevin Barrett’s move to Irish Life is a big loss: party sources

All-party group to work on abortion text

All-party group to work on abortion text

Electoral register will be used to select the members of the citizens assembly

Simon Coveney can suspend water charges indefinitely

Simon Coveney can suspend water charges indefinitely

New bill to suspend water charges for a nine-month period between April 1 and December 31

‘Personal insults’ nearly sunk coalition

‘Personal insults’ nearly sunk coalition

Howlin reveals fraught meeting of Economic Management Council over water charges

I am the only non-aligned independent, that’s what it used to mean to be an independent

I am the only non-aligned independent, that’s what it used to mean to be an independent

Katherine Zappone is a pragmatic realist; she knows where the country should be going on issues like child homelessness

Zappone calls on Taoiseach to correct Dáil remarks on abortion

Zappone calls on Taoiseach to correct Dáil remarks on abortion

In four abortion referendums in 24 years, none have asked about Eighth Amendment

Noonan tried to ‘get rid of’ water charges

Noonan tried to ‘get rid of’ water charges

Former Burton aide says Labour should have held ground on charges

Ex-FG staff land state jobs as party downsizes

Ex-FG staff land state jobs as party downsizes

Party tightens belt after disappointing general election result

Varadkar targeting long-term jobless

Varadkar targeting long-term jobless

Ambitious aims include reducing unemployment to five or six per cent by 2020

Taoiseach’s office foots €3,700 bill to feed coalition wannabes

Taoiseach’s office foots €3,700 bill to feed coalition wannabes

Cost of refreshments during eight days of talks

Government ‘unlikely’ to abolish USC, Murphy says

Government ‘unlikely’ to abolish USC, Murphy says

Government committed to reducing USC by €300m in budget

Paschal  Donohoe downplays FG leadership talk

Paschal Donohoe downplays FG leadership talk

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has a lot on his plate for the time being

Broadcast charge plan abandoned

Broadcast charge plan abandoned

RTÉ flags ‘high evasion rate’

FG insists no secret side deals with independents

FG insists no secret side deals with independents

Everything is contained in programme for government