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.

Law body to examine if DPP can be allowed explain its decisions

Law body to examine if DPP can be allowed explain its decisions

The Attorney General asked the commission to examine the area last week

Shatter refuses to rule out Dáil comeback after court victory

Shatter refuses to rule out Dáil comeback after court victory

After the unanimous ruling vindicating him, former justice minister Alan Shatter has made no final decisions about a return to politics

O’Rourke gets personal and reaches for her pen

O’Rourke gets personal and reaches for her pen

NON-FICTION: Letters of My Life, By Mary O’Rourke, Gill Books, €16.95

Gardaí shackled by reforms, says former commissioner

Gardaí shackled by reforms, says former commissioner

Former ministers agree force is at risk of politicisation by government as well as opposition

Independents unhappy with delay reopening Garda stations

Independents unhappy with delay reopening Garda stations

Garda management still not agreed on which six stations to open

State paying €25k a month on offices for Siteserv probe

State paying €25k a month on offices for Siteserv probe

Commission was set up last year in the wake of the controversy over the sell-off

Finance official questioned draft report on controversial Project Eagle sale

Finance official questioned draft report on controversial Project Eagle sale

Ann Nolan raised concerns with the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG)

Hugh O'Connell: the government faces chaos unless it deals with public sector pay

Hugh O'Connell: the government faces chaos unless it deals with public sector pay

Ministers are heading for disaster if they think the Lansdowne Road Agreement will hold together for much longer

Spend on housing up only €200m in three years

Spend on housing up only €200m in three years

New figures reveal €2.28bn of exchequer funding has gone on housing since 2014, while homelessness figures rise

SDLP leader wants deal for North to cope with Brexit

SDLP leader wants deal for North to cope with Brexit

Colum Eastwood said "Brexit is going to be a catastrophe for our people"

FG senator Frank Feighan eyes Dáil comeback

FG senator Frank Feighan eyes Dáil comeback

Feighan was appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny last May

Pimco agrees to take part in inquiry into Nama sale

Pimco agrees to take part in inquiry into Nama sale

Fund has indicated to the Public Accounts Committee that it will present a written submission or attend a public hearing

Garda strike action on hold: A fair cop?

Garda strike action on hold: A fair cop?

Although the unprecedented threat of strike action has been put on hold, the garda dispute is by no means over

Sinn Féin TDs to get €2k pay boost after industrial wage review

Sinn Féin TDs to get €2k pay boost after industrial wage review

Wage increase is mooted to come into effect next year if ratified by the ard comhairle

Brexit's a 'done deal' - but Arlene Foster isn't sure what the North will end up with

Brexit's a 'done deal' - but Arlene Foster isn't sure what the North will end up with

Foster is certain about many things. The North's position after Brexit is unclear, however