Hugh O'Connell Journalist
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Hugh O'Connell is a Political Correspondent with Independent News and Media writing on Irish politics, Brexit and EU matters across the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Herald and Independent.ie

771 Articles
1 day ago
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As Albania extends hand of friendship, EU leaders may be warming to idea of opening up to western...

With unseasonably warm Albanian December sunshine beating down on them, the 27 EU leaders and six heads of the Wester...

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2 days ago
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Taoiseach pours cold water on tax cuts for developers after Varadkar’s hint at incentives

TAOISEACH Micheál Martin has poured cold water on tax incentives for developers, insisting that existing schemes and ...

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2 days ago
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‘In such cold weather make sure to have the heating on,’ Taoiseach says despite soaring energy costs

TAOISEACH Micheál Martin has insisted that people, and particularly the elderly, should keep their heating on during ...

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4 days ago
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Greens split over wisdom of making crib a national issue

Leaked Green Party WhatsApp messages reveal major unease and criticism of the decision by the party’s Lord Mayor of D...

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4 days ago
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Senators Lynn Ruane and Michael McDowell deny ‘heated’ row over gender services briefing

Two high-profile senators deny claims they were involved in a heated verbal row in a Leinster House corridor over who...

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5 days ago
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Micheál Martin should remain Taoiseach rather than swap with Leo Varadkar, according to poll

THE public would prefer Micheál Martin to remain on as Taoiseach rather than swap jobs with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in ...

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7 days ago
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Ministers agree to bankers’ bonuses as substandard customer services cited

Ministers signed off on bankers’ bonuses after being told banks are offering substandard products and services to cus...

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7 days ago
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Simon Coveney pressured by over Iran embassy reopening at private Fine Gael meeting

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has come under pressure from Fine Gael colleagues at a private party meeting o...

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8 days ago
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Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe does u-turn on call for a cap on number of Ukrainian refugees coming ...

Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe has u-turned on his call for a cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees coming into his ow...

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8 days ago
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Former foreign minister Charlie Flanagan tells Simon Coveney not to reopen embassy in Iran

A former foreign affairs minister is among a number of Fine Gael politicians demanding that the Government halt the r...

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8 days ago
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Fianna Fáil TD calls for cap on Ukrainian refugees in his county, contradicting Government policy

A FIANNA Fáíl TD has called for a cap on Ukrainian refugees coming into his own constituency - a move which would vio...

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9 days ago
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Golfgate senator in the running as Fine Gael to vote for €125,000 per year Seanad job

Fine Gael is to hold an internal election to decide its nominee for the position of Seanad Cathaoirleach which comman...

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