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.

Small USC tax cuts as Noonan prepares pro-business budget

Small USC tax cuts as Noonan prepares pro-business budget

USC to drop 0.5 per cent for lower paid workers; Further crackdown on corporate tax avoidance

A king’s ransom for Charles and Camilla

A king’s ransom for Charles and Camilla

Gardaí spent €710,000 on royal visit security

Ploughing a wayward furrow

Ploughing a wayward furrow

With a crucial budget looming, is the minority government really working - and will it last?

USC cuts to save workers only €5 per week

USC cuts to save workers only €5 per week

Noonan meets with Fianna Fáil to hammer out details of budget

Former top Finance official defends Nama’s Project Eagle sale

Former top Finance official defends Nama’s Project Eagle sale

Nama right to sell off risky ‘foreign assets’, says John Moran

FF will oppose third-level student loan scheme

FF will oppose third-level student loan scheme

Party to urge maintaining the current system

Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership

Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership

MP sees off challenge from Owen Smith with bigger margin than last year's victory

Comment: Micheál Martin is 'flying' but dangers lie ahead

Comment: Micheál Martin is 'flying' but dangers lie ahead

Fianna Fáil's poll numbers are going up and the mood in the party is very good, writes Hugh O'Connell

Project Eagle: Nama under siege

Project Eagle: Nama under siege

Call for all Nama loan sales to be suspended; Ex-PAC chair claims Nama ‘misled’ committee

The Labour Party: Downsized and demoralised

The Labour Party: Downsized and demoralised

Annihilated at the polls seven months ago, Labour is licking its wounds and looking on enviously as many of its ideas are implemented by Fine Gael

PAC chairman Fleming questions Nama over rejection of C&AG report

PAC chairman Fleming questions Nama over rejection of C&AG report

Nama said C&AG report 'prepared by staff who have no experience' in loan sale market

Just the ticket: TDs and senators get in free at GAA games

Just the ticket: TDs and senators get in free at GAA games

Tickets distributed upon request to TDs and senators who apply to the GAA

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