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.

How the deal was done

How the deal was done

The inside story of how Enda Kenny finally ended up back in the ultimate seat of power

Fine Gael unafraid of calling second election if government fails to work

Fine Gael unafraid of calling second election if government fails to work

Senior party sources warn against a “humiliation” strategy

Maintenance work means new Seanad is on the move

Maintenance work means new Seanad is on the move

National Museum of Ireland mooted as possible venue

LIVE: Will Kenny be returned as Taoiseach?

LIVE: Will Kenny be returned as Taoiseach?

Last ditch talks underway to try and cut a deal with Independent Alliance TDs

Northern Ireland goes to the polls: our guide to the battle for Stormont

Northern Ireland goes to the polls: our guide to the battle for Stormont

DUP hopes to return as largest party with Arlene Foster at the helm, writes Hugh O'Connell

OPINION: Any other leader would come under fire from their own party for n-word gaffe

OPINION: Any other leader would come under fire from their own party for n-word gaffe

There is little evidence of Sinn Féin TDs questioning the future of Gerry Adams, writes Hugh O'Connell

British ambassador to leave after Brexit vote

British ambassador to leave after Brexit vote

Robin Barnett is being lined up to succeed Dominick Chilcott

Taoiseach is urged to put rebels in cabinet

Taoiseach is urged to put rebels in cabinet

Independents are expected to get three cabinet seats and three junior ministries in return for support

Parties and independents paid €2 million since election

Parties and independents paid €2 million since election

In total, €1.95 million given to nine parties and 19 independents

Swift justice has  to follow truth

Swift justice has to follow truth

Last week’s inquest verdict delivered vindication for the tireless Hillsborough campaigners. Tragically, some of them were not around to see it

FF’s Seanad failures slam party’s strategy

FF’s Seanad failures slam party’s strategy

Despite having more councillors party performed no better than it did in the 2011 election

Gerry Adams earns €41,000 after tax

Gerry Adams earns €41,000 after tax

Figure includes part of his Dáil salary, book royalties and a pension

FF and FG reach agreement on minority government deal

FF and FG reach agreement on minority government deal

Support from several independents TDs key to deal

Government talks: still no sign of FG/FF striking deal

Government talks: still no sign of FG/FF striking deal

Prospect of second election looms amid deadlock over water charges

EXCLUSIVE: Gerry Adams calls time on Leinster House bars

EXCLUSIVE: Gerry Adams calls time on Leinster House bars

'If you wandered into work intoxicated it wouldn’t be tolerated too long'