Susan O'Keeffe

Susan O'Keeffe

Susan O'Keeffe is an investigative journalist. She is a former member of Seanad Eireann (2011-2016). She worked for many years with BBC Current Affairs as a producer/director in Manchester and London and with Granada TV's World in Action. Her programme Money for Nothing resulted in the Beef Tribunal and with her arrest and trial for not revealing her sources to that Tribunal. She also made the programme Sins of the Fathers, the first to reveal abuse of children by Catholic priests. Dublin born, she holds a BSc(Dairy&Food) from UCC and a diploma in marketing. She has written a book The Candidate, a contemporaneous account of her 2009 European election campaign.​​

Budget rigmarole swallows up sugar tax questions

Budget rigmarole swallows up sugar tax questions

The Government has made no suggestion that the money raised by the new tax will be ring-fenced for children’s health or education

'May needed a barnstormer; instead, she limped home'

'May needed a barnstormer; instead, she limped home'

The temporary back-patting at the end of May’s speech means nothing, and the main players are already assessing the damage

Tycoons: Happy as Larry?

Tycoons: Happy as Larry?

Late 1989 witnessed the spectacular collapse of Larry Goodman’s plans to invest £260 million in the Goodman Group's Irish factories

Tycoons: How Goodman rose, fell and rose again

Tycoons: How Goodman rose, fell and rose again

A quarter of a century after she first reported on his business dealings, Susan O’Keeffe looked back at the beef baron’s extraordinary career

Division makes May's Italian job harder

Division makes May's Italian job harder

15 months have elapsed since the referendum and Britain is loitering uncomfortably on the starting block, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Older people forgotten in housing debate'

'Older people forgotten in housing debate'

Housing targets for older people bear no relation to reality of ageing population, writes Susan O'Keeffe

Susan O'Keeffe: 'Faux outrage at Garda scandals'

Susan O'Keeffe: 'Faux outrage at Garda scandals'

We do not do accountability, and the fake breath test story is the utter and complete proof of this malaise, writes Susan O'Keeffe

Susan O'Keeffe: Where is the urgency on water quality?

Susan O'Keeffe: Where is the urgency on water quality?

Pollution will continue until we call people to account for destroying our most valuable asset, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Ignore Trump for a week'

'Ignore Trump for a week'

Trump is addicted to the media because they feed his need to be created as the most important person in the story, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Leaving Cert gender gap should shake up system'

'Leaving Cert gender gap should shake up system'

As girls continue to outperform, new ways of engaging with boys in school need to be found, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Vote reflects deep divisions caused by Brexit'

'Vote reflects deep divisions caused by Brexit'

Personalised campaign made May look weak and fragile, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Serious questions surround the apparent abdication of power by the Sisters of Charity'

'Serious questions surround the apparent abdication of power by the Sisters of Charity'

The nuns should have gifted the land to the state in recognition of the damage done to children in the past, writes Susan O'Keeffe

Susan O'Keeffe: A truly dismal deal on the new National Maternity Hospital

Susan O'Keeffe: A truly dismal deal on the new National Maternity Hospital

Given the history of the order, how could the government possibly have come to the deal it did with the Irish Sisters of Charity?

'New National Maternity Hospital is proof old habits die hard'

'New National Maternity Hospital is proof old habits die hard'

What right has the Sisters of Charity to hold onto this land?, asks Susan O'Keeffe

Le Pen’s ‘Europe of nations’ genie is firmly out of the bottle

Le Pen’s ‘Europe of nations’ genie is firmly out of the bottle

The concept of the greater good has been well and truly abandoned, writes Susan O'Keeffe