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.

‘I kick the teeth out of everything’

‘I kick the teeth out of everything’

At the end of a turbulent first year as Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy is bruised but unbowed. In this exclusive interview, he lays out his plan to fix the housing crisis and accuses Fianna Fáil of having laid the foundations for the current mess of a ‘broken system’

Health panel chair: Government ‘slowly strangling’ Sláintecare

Health panel chair: Government ‘slowly strangling’ Sláintecare

Independent Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, said that over 400 days after the publication of the Sláintecare report, the government had shown no desire to implement the radical blueprint

Siobhán Quinlan put €7.5 million into prime Ballsbridge site deal

Siobhán Quinlan put €7.5 million into prime Ballsbridge site deal

Siobhán Quinlan invested her equity in the site alongside developer Johnny Ronan, who put in the same amount

Whelan may still make run for Áras

Whelan may still make run for Áras

Whelan said that if the race ends up with Michael D Higgins facing a Sinn Féin candidate then 'that choice is too narrow' and he would reconsider seeking a nomination

The selling of the President, part II

The selling of the President, part II

Michael D Higgins announced last Tuesday that he hopes to secure a second term in office. Any election will be his to lose, but with others jockeying for position, there’s always the chance of an upset on the road back to the Áras

SF not ruling out backing Craughwell's Áras bid

SF not ruling out backing Craughwell's Áras bid

Craughwell and fellow independent senator Joan Freeman are both seeking meetings with Sinn Féin about the possibility of securing the party’s support in order to be a presidential candidate later this year

Ross’s push to reopen Stepaside Garda station could cost over €1m

Ross’s push to reopen Stepaside Garda station could cost over €1m

OPW emails reveal the building is in poor condition, has asbestos issues and would need major renovation and rewiring

Noone eyes Dáil tilt in north Dublin at next election

Noone eyes Dáil tilt in north Dublin at next election

Fine Gael senator Catherine Noone is seeking to run for the Dáil in north Dublin at the next gen...

Taoiseach bit off more than he could chew at New York lunch

Taoiseach bit off more than he could chew at New York lunch

It was supposed to be a private, informal and, most importantly, off the record lunch with Taoise...

Ireland prepares for no deal as Britain’s Brexit plan ‘far from ideal’

Ireland prepares for no deal as Britain’s Brexit plan ‘far from ideal’

Senior civil servants from government departments are now meeting every week to map out detailed contingency plans for what has been labelled internally as a “disorderly Brexit scenario”

Varadkar blamed lower quality news on young, hungry, badly-paid journalists

Varadkar blamed lower quality news on young, hungry, badly-paid journalists

Interview given to a PhD student last year reveals his attitude to emotive health stories and to journalists who don’t query the demands of sectoral groups

The Post Podcast - Varadkar sounds off on Irish media

The Post Podcast - Varadkar sounds off on Irish media

Hugh O'Connell is joined by Mary Regan for the latest Post Podcast

PAC cannot examine Project Eagle dossier, or question Miskelly

PAC cannot examine Project Eagle dossier, or question Miskelly

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told it cannot examine the claims made in ...

Kenny signals interest in becoming European Commission president

Kenny signals interest in becoming European Commission president

Former taoiseach would face off against Barnier and other senior EU politicians for EPP backing

Irish economy preparing for no-deal Brexit, says Hogan

Irish economy preparing for no-deal Brexit, says Hogan

EU Agriculture Commissioner says Britain must resile from red lines to get agreement on departure