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?

Boyle to appeal ruling halting mobile licence challenge

Boyle to appeal ruling halting mobile licence challenge

Tony Boyle, the businessman who has challenged the awarding of the state’s second mobile phone ...

Elaine Byrne: Remembering the sacrifices of Fusiliers at Hulluch

Elaine Byrne: Remembering the sacrifices of Fusiliers at Hulluch

My great-grandfather was there and survived...only to suffer

Panama confidential – and EU is set to follow suit

Panama confidential – and EU is set to follow suit

An EU directive on a register of beneficial owners is about to become law, but it too will be confidential

Profile Michael D Higgins: The history man

Profile Michael D Higgins: The history man

Higgins began his preparations for the commemoration speeches last November

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

We need to enshrine the ideals of the Proclamation in our constitution

Elaine Byrne: A painful case that took years to unwind

Elaine Byrne: A painful case that took years to unwind

Adrian Hardiman called it unique and unprecedented in the history of the state. He was right

Elaine Byrne: My five point plan for political reform

Elaine Byrne: My five point plan for political reform

These weeks of uncertainty provide an opportunity for clarity. Don’t stop at Dáil reform.

Elaine Byrne: Minority rule - get used to it

Elaine Byrne: Minority rule - get used to it

Elections are no longer a competition among centre parties

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