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.

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'

Gerry Adams: ‘I don’t pretend to be an accountant’

Gerry Adams: ‘I don’t pretend to be an accountant’

He may not have got the election result he hoped for, but Gerry Adams is not thinking about retirement yet

JobBridge: A step on the ladder that led to Labour’s fall

JobBridge: A step on the ladder that led to Labour’s fall

The OECD noted two years ago that JobBridge was not targeting the most disadvantaged

Adams: I’m staying on as SF leader

Adams: I’m staying on as SF leader

He also hit out at some independent TDs who have engaged in talks on government formation

€212,000-a-year penthouse office for rent . . . from the Labour Party

€212,000-a-year penthouse office for rent . . . from the Labour Party

Party looking to lease or sublet its eight-storey office in the Bloodstone Building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Hugh O'Connell: Can Labour afford not to go back into government?

Hugh O'Connell: Can Labour afford not to go back into government?

Some are starting to think the party might be better off at the cabinet table