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.

Government won’t cut Portlaoise hospital services

Government won’t cut Portlaoise hospital services

Department of Health is currently considering proposals that would see closure of emergency department

PAC is split over €1.6bn Project Eagle sale

PAC is split over €1.6bn Project Eagle sale

Fine Gael members unwilling to sign report that says Nama lost money

Gerry Adams: we’ll give Foster time to consider stepping down

Gerry Adams: we’ll give Foster time to consider stepping down

Sinn Féin president has intervened in the major political crisis in the North

Ross: INM pension cuts are ‘not appropriate’

Ross: INM pension cuts are ‘not appropriate’

Ross holds INM shares and is a longstanding Sunday Independent columnist

Trade unionist Ogle to launch news website

Trade unionist Ogle to launch news website

Ogle said plans are afoot to launch a national movement in 2017

Simon Coveney among ministers listed as landlords

Simon Coveney among ministers listed as landlords

Others are Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed

MP calls for bilateral pact for Britain and Ireland in Brexit deal

MP calls for bilateral pact for Britain and Ireland in Brexit deal

The Irish government has since ruled out such a pact

Hugh O'Connell: 'Bertie is not the only one seeking a Fianna Fáil comeback'

Hugh O'Connell: 'Bertie is not the only one seeking a Fianna Fáil comeback'

The party is now an attractive brand for many - including those who left in acrimonious circumstances

Justice interrupted: Austin Stack's crusade to reveal the truth about his father’s murder

Justice interrupted: Austin Stack's crusade to reveal the truth about his father’s murder

Brian Stack's son and SF leader Gerry Adams are facing off over who knew what, and when, about the killing of the prison officer

Adams takes legal advice over Stack email leak

Adams takes legal advice over Stack email leak

The leak has sparked a huge political controversy for the Louth TD

Lawyers: cut off water to defaulters

Lawyers: cut off water to defaulters

Solicitors are opposed to the current system

Harris to hold CF drug talks with British health secretary

Harris to hold CF drug talks with British health secretary

Health minister seeking co-ordinated approach among countries who have rejected public funding of the drug

Project Eagle probe could make ruling against Nama

Project Eagle probe could make ruling against Nama

PAC discussing what conclusions to draw in its report into €1.6 billion sale

Water charge refund decision won’t be made until next year

Water charge refund decision won’t be made until next year

No decision expected until Dáil votes in March or April

Return of the Bert

Return of the Bert

While Ahern’s political nous could prove useful again, the former taoiseach remains a divisive figure