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.

COMMENT: Abortion back on the political agenda as ‘Two Women Travel’

COMMENT: Abortion back on the political agenda as ‘Two Women Travel’

Reaction to live account illustrates politicians' wary approach to issue

Frances Fitzgerald: ‘The first role of government is to keep our people safe’

Frances Fitzgerald: ‘The first role of government is to keep our people safe’

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice believes that the political road is punctuated by events and opportunities

Michael Healy-Rae wins Dáil seating row

Michael Healy-Rae wins Dáil seating row

Bizarre row had prevented TDs from voting electronically

Exclusive: Being Mary Lou . . .

Exclusive: Being Mary Lou . . .

What drives Mary Lou McDonald, who has overcome numerous setbacks to become arguably the most prominent left-wing politician in Ireland?

Independent Alliance wants minimum wage raised to €10 an hour

Independent Alliance wants minimum wage raised to €10 an hour

Irish minimum wage is already among the highest in Europe

McDonald puts her hat in the ring for SF leadership

McDonald puts her hat in the ring for SF leadership

Deputy leader hints she would ‘love’ to lead her party into government as Taoiseach

Lawless will claim full €30k expenses for Seanad commute from Chicago

Lawless will claim full €30k expenses for Seanad commute from Chicago

Galway-born restaurateur appointed to Seanad by Enda Kenny in May

FG sets up ring of steel around election review

FG sets up ring of steel around election review

A source said there is “top security” around the report

Kenny adviser to take home €17k a month from new Euro bank job

Kenny adviser to take home €17k a month from new Euro bank job

Andrew McDowell due to take up the four-year post in Luxembourg

Political paralysis

Political paralysis

Legislative logjams, cracks in Cabinet and a government constantly looking over its shoulder

FF to block tax hike for high earners

FF to block tax hike for high earners

FG-led minority government will be unable to pass a budget without support

FG wants enforcer to stop leaks

FG wants enforcer to stop leaks

Advice contained in report into party's disastrous election

Comment: Sinn Féin’s poll slide raises questions for Gerry Adams

Comment: Sinn Féin’s poll slide raises questions for Gerry Adams

Adams will probably outlast Enda Kenny as a party leader but for how long? asks Hugh O'Connell

Exclusive: Charlie McCreevy - "Let the history books decide"

Exclusive: Charlie McCreevy - "Let the history books decide"

Twelve years since he checked out of domestic politics, McCreevy is utterly unapologetic

The Bilderberg boys: O’Leary invited Noonan to secret summit

The Bilderberg boys: O’Leary invited Noonan to secret summit

Conference frequently attracts criticism for its secretive nature.