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.

Profile Jürgen Klopp: The romance of the Klopp

Profile Jürgen Klopp: The romance of the Klopp

Hugh O'Connell profiles the Liverpool manager ahead of his Champions League final against Spanish giants Real Madrid this Saturday.

Post Podcast - Theresa May's Brexit civil war

Post Podcast - Theresa May's Brexit civil war

Hugh O'Connell is joined by Michael Brennan on the latest Post Podcast

Sinn Féin may sanction TD after public order offence

Sinn Féin may sanction TD after public order offence

Sinn Féin has not ruled out disciplinary action against Cork East TD Pat Buckley, who has apologised for his behaviour after pleading guilty to two charges under the Public Order Act at Midleton District Court last week

Taoiseach’s emails released under FoI

Taoiseach’s emails released under FoI

Tánaiste contacted Varadkar over tax break plan and truckers’ lobby slated transport minister

Will the Eighth go? Definitely maybe

Will the Eighth go? Definitely maybe

With less than two weeks left before the referendum, the campaigns for and against the repeal of the Eighth Amendment are intensifying. Both sides insist they can win. The Sunday Business Post visited the two headquarters to gauge the real state of play

Government to fight attempt to alter banks’ tax amnesty

Government to fight attempt to alter banks’ tax amnesty

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are increasing pressure on the minority government to limit the capacity of bailed out banks such as AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB to offset historic losses against their current tax bills

Checks without balances

Checks without balances

Public confidence in the national cervical screening programme was shaken to its core during the week – with a palpable sense of outrage in the Dáil

Fixing housing? ‘It isn’t rocket science’

Fixing housing? ‘It isn’t rocket science’

FF’s new spokesman Darragh O’Brien says councils should be building up to 7,000 homes a year

Breaking up the tax party?

Breaking up the tax party?

The Dáil’s most powerful committee is eyeing a huge shake-up of Ireland’s corporate tax system, targeting banks, property investment and tax breaks for multinationals. It is a potent mix, setting the stage for huge political and business fallout

Banks, property giants and multinationals to be targeted in new tax report

Banks, property giants and multinationals to be targeted in new tax report

PAC paper recommends limiting banks’ ability to pay no corporation tax; FF, SF and other opposition TDs likely to push for implementation of findings

‘End the gossip’: McCafferty calls for body of Lovett baby to be exhumed

‘End the gossip’: McCafferty calls for body of Lovett baby to be exhumed

Ann Lovett died aged 15 on January 31, 1984, after giving birth to a stillborn baby boy at a church grotto in Granard, Co Longford

Repeal group's online tool tracking voter feedback

Repeal group's online tool tracking voter feedback

A spokeswoman for the Together For Yes campaign said that personal information like names and addresses was not being recorded and described what was being collected as 'a summary of voter sentiment'

Tech giants warn ‘anti-US’ tax reforms will hit online SMEs

Tech giants warn ‘anti-US’ tax reforms will hit online SMEs

The government has been lobbied extensively by US internet giants over EU Vat reforms

Minister pushing bid to ban smartphones for under 14s

Minister pushing bid to ban smartphones for under 14s

The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, is understood to view such proposals as unworkable

FF TD proposes € 5,000 tax credit for  low-income families instead of welfare

FF TD proposes € 5,000 tax credit for low-income families instead of welfare

Marc MacSharry has produced a detailed policy paper which proposes a new tax credit system for families with children