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.

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

State plans new laws to make HSE more accountable

State plans new laws to make HSE more accountable

Harris warns HSE chief O’Brien he must fire managers who are not performing

Adams to Foster: quit or we bring down the executive

Adams to Foster: quit or we bring down the executive

Adams warns his party will collapse power-sharing unless Foster changes her position

Cash for Ash: The North’s Renewable Heat Initiative is burning taxpayers’ money to the tune of £490 million

Cash for Ash: The North’s Renewable Heat Initiative is burning taxpayers’ money to the tune of £490 million

The political row over Arlene Foster's refusal to step aside during a probe of the scheme is driving a dysfunctional Stormont towards an election

Halligan to get mobile cardiac unit for Waterford after pre-Christmas talks

Halligan to get mobile cardiac unit for Waterford after pre-Christmas talks

Waterford TD plunged minority government into crisis by threatening to quit over issue

No guarantee of reopening Stepaside Garda station

No guarantee of reopening Stepaside Garda station

Reopening of six Garda stations has been delayed until later this year

Email trail shows Lowry had success in lobbying minister for farmers

Email trail shows Lowry had success in lobbying minister for farmers

Over 60 pieces of correspondence have been exchanged between Lowry and agriculture minister

Drinks firms battle against ‘cash-grab’ sugar tax proposal

Drinks firms battle against ‘cash-grab’ sugar tax proposal

New tax is part of government efforts to tackle obesity

Political Outlook 2017: Crunch time for uneasy bedfellows

Political Outlook 2017: Crunch time for uneasy bedfellows

For our politicians, leadership contests and ongoing debates on water charges and abortion spell uncertainty at best and another election at worst

Humphreys wants ‘positive discrimination’ for rural areas

Humphreys wants ‘positive discrimination’ for rural areas

Plan includes calls for businesses to locate operations outside urban centres

Overpaid by €3m: the civil servants who collect welfare overpayments

Overpaid by €3m: the civil servants who collect welfare overpayments

Total of 1,361 cases of excessive payments to Varadkar’s department

Profile: Angela Merkel

Profile: Angela Merkel

Merkel’s last stand?