Elaine Byrne

Elaine Byrne

Dr. Elaine Byrne is a barrister. She is a lecturer in law at the Institute of Technology, Carlow. Elaine has held academic appointments as a political scientist with Trinity College Dublin and the University of New South Wales. She has worked as a governance consultant for the European Commission, United Nations Anti-Corruption Unit and the World Bank. She is the author of the bestselling book, Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010: A Crooked Harp?

Elaine Byrne: Are Irish judges on the path to celebrity?

Elaine Byrne: Are Irish judges on the path to celebrity?

Our judiciary are, in general, not public figures – but that may be about to change

Elaine Byrne: What on earth has happened to the Fine Gael campaign?

Elaine Byrne: What on earth has happened to the Fine Gael campaign?

Style does not suit Kenny, a formidable one-to-one canvasser

The real difference between FF and FG

The real difference between FF and FG

Core economic policies don’t really matter

History lessons in the building of coalitions

History lessons in the building of coalitions

Des O’Malley’s volte face for Charles Haughey in 1989 shows that an FG-FF deal is possible

Elaine Byrne: Break with tradition and learn the lessons of this predictable pattern

Elaine Byrne: Break with tradition and learn the lessons of this predictable pattern

Another day, another inquiry that costs a fortune and results in nothing

Ciaran Lynch: I’m not sure I’d do it again

Ciaran Lynch: I’m not sure I’d do it again

‘We did not find ourselves in court at any stage’

Briefing: FG’s hubris may be Achilles heel as election draws near

Briefing: FG’s hubris may be Achilles heel as election draws near

Party strategists’ mantra of ‘stability and jobs’ may not be enough to get weaker candidates elected to the Dáil

Elaine Byrne: The (flood) plain truth about planning

Elaine Byrne: The (flood) plain truth about planning

There was probably a good reason the street was called Watery Road

Elaine Byrne: Election outcome could put ball in president’s court

Elaine Byrne: Election outcome could put ball in president’s court

Article 27 was designed for deadlocks between both houses of the Oireachtas

What will the next Dáil look like?

What will the next Dáil look like?

More women TDs, a fragmented opposition and an inter-party government are all on the cards

Guardian angel

Guardian angel

Alan Rusbridger on Snowden, Wikileaks and phone hacking

Elaine Byrne: Now let’s wait and see what the authorities do

Elaine Byrne: Now let’s wait and see what the authorities do

I have made formal complaints to the Garda about three councillors filmed by RTE

IFA hopefuls will need €100,000 to run for leadership

IFA hopefuls will need €100,000 to run for leadership

Candidates will have up to 500 farmers campaigning on their behalf

Profile The IFA : Where there’s muck . .

Profile The IFA : Where there’s muck . .

General secretary and president have both resigned in wake of controversy

Questions over IFA governance before Smith’s move to resign

Questions over IFA governance before Smith’s move to resign

Economist Con Lucey raised concerns as he resigned chair of audit committee