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: 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

Elaine Byrne: The same as it was ever was

Elaine Byrne: The same as it was ever was

Powerful interests remain in place everywhere

North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

North needs to move beyond enforced power-sharing

Some 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement are these political structures preventing “normal” politics?

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

The personal attacks on Cosgrave were typical shoot the messenger but ignore the message stuff

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

We may not care about polar bears, but we do care about the impact of climate change on our pocket

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Perhaps a lasting tribute is to challenge our attitudes on domestic violence and change the law

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

While the public are distracted by speculation around the date of the election, our focus is diverted from what really matters

Make culprits pay

Make culprits pay

Fines for corporate wrongdoing don’t work. Punishing individual actions will

The Sunday Interview: Emily O'Reilly

The Sunday Interview: Emily O'Reilly

Making the EU more accountable to its citizens is at the core of O’Reilly’s mission as European Ombudsman