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: 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

Australians remember forgotten Irish girls: Why can’t we?

Australians remember forgotten Irish girls: Why can’t we?

At a Sydney museum, the lives of 4,114 Irish children are memorialised. We must do the same for other lost children and the Magdalenes

Ditch the reports and act on cases like Grace

Ditch the reports and act on cases like Grace

One year on, the accounts of a whistleblower into abuse allegations against an intellectually disabled girl are still utterly shocking

Elaine Byrne: We knew about the Tuam babies scandal

Elaine Byrne: We knew about the Tuam babies scandal

When we rebury these babies, can we paint their cots with flowers?

Cardinal’s failure was not in isolation

Cardinal’s failure was not in isolation

Eulogies for a cleric who was ‘ill-suited’ to deal with abuse crisis ignore underlying problems

Charleton may restore our faith in tribunals

Charleton may restore our faith in tribunals

The Charleton tribunal may finally stimulate action on the 2012 Children’s Referendum and the reports of the Garda Inspectorate

'Garda scandal – a clear pattern of deplorable events'

'Garda scandal – a clear pattern of deplorable events'

Cumulative abuses of Garda power have somehow escaped sufficient condemnation