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.

‘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

Howlin told: we’ll put you in to keep Kelly out

Howlin told: we’ll put you in to keep Kelly out

Anti-Kelly bloc in parliamentary party includes Penrose, Sherlock, O’Sullivan and Ryan

Renua turns on itself as Creighton steps down

Renua turns on itself as Creighton steps down

Hobbs: party not ‘ultra right-wing, nut job, social conservative loopers’

Hugh O'Connell: Burton pays the price for Labour’s demolition

Hugh O'Connell: Burton pays the price for Labour’s demolition

As junior partner in an unpopular government, the electorate were always going to punish Labour and its leader

New junior health minister calls for smoking ban rollback

New junior health minister calls for smoking ban rollback

McGrath says smokers are ‘soft targets’

Junior ministry appointments to disappoint FG backbenchers

Junior ministry appointments to disappoint FG backbenchers

Source warn Taoiseach “needs to be quite political” in his selection

COMMENT: Hugh O'Connell on why Burton's resignation was inevitable

COMMENT: Hugh O'Connell on why Burton's resignation was inevitable

Disastrous election means Labour needs radical overhaul and new leadership

Joan Burton to step down as Labour leader

Joan Burton to step down as Labour leader

Disastrous election leaves successors jockeying for position

REVEALED: The cost of power

REVEALED: The cost of power

Radical plans for housing, health and mortgages; Lowry secret FG ‘understanding’; Kenny six months to secure leadership

Lowry claims to have secret ‘understanding’ with Fine Gael

Lowry claims to have secret ‘understanding’ with Fine Gael

Government denies any agreement with Tipperary TD