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.

TDs may face Dáil vote on awarding own pay rises of €5,000

TDs may face Dáil vote on awarding own pay rises of €5,000

Salaries due to increase next year to previous salary of €92,673 under the Lansdowne Road Agreement

Garglegate: Cowen blames Coveney tweet for interview controversy

Garglegate: Cowen blames Coveney tweet for interview controversy

'I wasn't jarred - it was political opportunism by Coveney'

Coveney 'fumes' at claims first-time buyers scheme will hike house prices

Coveney 'fumes' at claims first-time buyers scheme will hike house prices

Minster argues measure not a “silver bullet” to solve housing crisis, writes Hugh O'Connell

Comment: This is truly a budget for everyone...even the sheep benefit

Comment: This is truly a budget for everyone...even the sheep benefit

But Donohoe requires a nod to independents and FF, writes Hugh O'Connell

Budget 2017 is all about keeping the show on the road

Budget 2017 is all about keeping the show on the road

This is a budget of its time from a government that very few care about, writes Hugh O'Connell

Finance: Nama discount on Project Eagle was more accurate than C&AG

Finance: Nama discount on Project Eagle was more accurate than C&AG

Noonan told the PAC he could not intervene on sale of Northern loan book

Five senators win fight to sit on health strategy committee

Five senators win fight to sit on health strategy committee

The committee had been opposed to adding new members

Budget 2017: A little for everyone - gains for business, builders and farmers

Budget 2017: A little for everyone - gains for business, builders and farmers

Tax avoidance measures to target vulture funds; Health, childcare, self-employed to benefit

Profile Robert Watt and Derek Moran

Profile Robert Watt and Derek Moran

Two brains, one budget

Dáil break delays Sturgeon’s visit

Dáil break delays Sturgeon’s visit

Scottish First Minister planned to visit Dublin in early November

EIB wants to get involved in social housing in Ireland

EIB wants to get involved in social housing in Ireland

Andrew McDowell, Enda Kenny’s former economics guru, is now vice president of the European Investment Bank

O’Leary: I would sack all Garda strikers

O’Leary: I would sack all Garda strikers

Ryanair boss brands RTÉ ‘North Korean rat-infested union shop’

Secret Dublin fundraiser for Clinton campaign

Secret Dublin fundraiser for Clinton campaign

Event to take place at an undisclosed location in Dublin on Friday

Budget 2017 to hike cigarettes, but not alcohol

Budget 2017 to hike cigarettes, but not alcohol

Old age pension hike may be less than expected and sugar tax to come into effect in 2018

Budget 2017: working out the fine print for D-Day

Budget 2017: working out the fine print for D-Day

Between the independents and Fianna Fail, the budget will be a headache for Fine Gael