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: This is one state watchdog that’s not afraid to bite

Elaine Byrne: This is one state watchdog that’s not afraid to bite

We should start getting used to reading about the CCPC in the headlines

Shane Ross and his judicial bill miss the point

Shane Ross and his judicial bill miss the point

Other aspects of the judiciary are crying out for reform, as the government ignores a vital EU report

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

Elaine Byrne: Due process has left the building

The culture within the PAC 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