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.

Taoiseach’s office foots €3,700 bill to feed coalition wannabes

Taoiseach’s office foots €3,700 bill to feed coalition wannabes

Cost of refreshments during eight days of talks

Government ‘unlikely’ to abolish USC, Murphy says

Government ‘unlikely’ to abolish USC, Murphy says

Government committed to reducing USC by €300m in budget

Paschal  Donohoe downplays FG leadership talk

Paschal Donohoe downplays FG leadership talk

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has a lot on his plate for the time being

Broadcast charge plan abandoned

Broadcast charge plan abandoned

RTÉ flags ‘high evasion rate’

FG insists no secret side deals with independents

FG insists no secret side deals with independents

Everything is contained in programme for government

In The Eye Of The Storm

In The Eye Of The Storm

Once again, An Garda Síochána finds itself under scrutiny for all the wrong reasons...

Alcohol plan in peril as EU states object

Alcohol plan in peril as EU states object

Nine countries opposed to Ireland’s price floor proposal on free trade grounds

€15k spent in Dáil bars during Taoiseach votes

€15k spent in Dáil bars during Taoiseach votes

Largest spend on first day of 32nd Dáil when two bars had total takings of over €9k

Renua rebrand aims to shake right-wing image

Renua rebrand aims to shake right-wing image

Name change is party bid to rid itself of conservative image

‘There’s a reason no one else would back him’

‘There’s a reason no one else would back him’

Alan Kelly had a meteoric rise in politics but last week it all came crashing down to earth for him

Europe ruling dooms Irish motorsport

Europe ruling dooms Irish motorsport

Law makes unlimited third party motor insurance compulsory

FG ministers rush to print at taxpayers’ expense

FG ministers rush to print at taxpayers’ expense

86 TDs and senators ran off over 1.3 million items at a cost of more than €26,000

Halligan ‘nearly died on Spanish holiday’

Halligan ‘nearly died on Spanish holiday’

New minister and girlfriend almost drowned off coast

Government won't initially oppose Fianna Fáil bill to tackle mortgage rates

Government won't initially oppose Fianna Fáil bill to tackle mortgage rates

Concerns have been raised about the constitutionality of the proposal

From minnow to minister of state

From minnow to minister of state

Independent TD Finian McGrath was sweating about his Dáil seat - now he’s a heavy hitter at the cabinet table