Elaine Byrne

Elaine Byrne

Dr Elaine Byrne is an academic, journalist and consultant. She is the Irish expert on corruption to the European Commission, a columnist with the Sunday Business Post and a part-time student at Kings Inns. Dr Byrne was awarded her PhD on Irish corruption from the University of Limerick. She had held academic appointments at the University of New South Wales and the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin.

Due process has left the building

Due process has left the building

The culture within the Public Accounts Committee has apparently decided that no matter what the issue, Nóirín O’Sullivan is guilty

Elaine Byrne: Shiny rock star politics

Elaine Byrne: Shiny rock star politics

The naked hypocrisy of Mr Stepaside Garda Station Shane Ross

Why are Ireland's immigration controls are a total farce?

Why are Ireland's immigration controls are a total farce?

The gardaí do not know how often terrorist Rachid Redouane entered or left Ireland, how long he stayed or even when he actually lived here

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: White-collar crime not taken seriously

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: White-collar crime not taken seriously

Other countries call in the cops. We call in judges to head protracted inquiries rather than spend money beefing up enforcement agencies

‘Sometimes it’s better if she ends up in the hospital’

‘Sometimes it’s better if she ends up in the hospital’

Mechanisms for assisting the victims of domestic violence are so ineffective that gardaí are often forced to ‘get imaginative’ to bring abusers to justice

The rank outsiders taking their fields

The rank outsiders taking their fields

New Bank of Ireland chief, Francesca McDonagh, is the latest in a line of high-ranking figures bringing expertise to Irish corporate life from outside the system. The Garda should take note

Elaine Byrne: Actions, not words, matter, Commissioner

Elaine Byrne: Actions, not words, matter, Commissioner

Culture has become a predominant talking point for Garda leaders - but nothing has changed

Nobody’s winning university challenge

Nobody’s winning university challenge

As under-funded higher education staggers from crisis to catastrophe, nobody is making decisions

State of Grace: we all need to get angry and stay angry

State of Grace: we all need to get angry and stay angry

€10 million hasn’t bought accountability over Grace, and no one has been prosecuted

AIB fine shows banks have not learned lessons of the past

AIB fine shows banks have not learned lessons of the past

Why is it that Irish banks continue to breach financial regulations in speculator style?

Warring ASTI must find courage to face reality

Warring ASTI must find courage to face reality

Higher pay for teachers, or more schools? It doesn’t take a genius to work it out

Ostrichitis in full effect in the force

Ostrichitis in full effect in the force

The AGSI conference in Killarney was a classic. Faced with a major crisis in public confidence, they commissioned a poll

FAI not alone in unsporting treatment of women

FAI not alone in unsporting treatment of women

Women are very much the poor relations in the male-dominated world of sport and sports funding

Elaine Byrne: These Garda scandals are straight out of Kafka

Elaine Byrne: These Garda scandals are straight out of Kafka

The story of the Garda Síochána and the government response to scandal echoes the bureacratic nightmare of Joseph K

Elaine Bynre: Why is Ireland addicted to tribunals?

Elaine Bynre: Why is Ireland addicted to tribunals?

Vast numbers of recommendations from varying tribunals over two decades have produced only legislative inconsistencies