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.

Health committee full, senators told

Health committee full, senators told

Ten-year health strategy committee already has 14 TDs

FF demands health and education budget hikes

FF demands health and education budget hikes

Party doubles down on weekly €5 pension increase call, but Fine Gael warns €153m cost could be unaffordable

COMMENT: Fine Gael wonders what Enda Kenny will do with his mojo

COMMENT: Fine Gael wonders what Enda Kenny will do with his mojo

A mojo is a magic charm or a talisman or a word to describe putting someone under a spell

FG fears Enda may take a leaf out of Bertie’s exit manual

FG fears Enda may take a leaf out of Bertie’s exit manual

As the party prepares for its annual think-in, the timing of the Taoiseach’s departure will surely be raised

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