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.​​

Through the looking glass: Is a second Brexit referendum back on the table?

Through the looking glass: Is a second Brexit referendum back on the table?

With just over 30 days to go, a second referendum might be back on the table – and Boris Johnson denies lying to the queen

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

After Malta, Ireland is the worst country in the EU when it comes to tree coverage, with around 11 per cent of land dedicated to forest

The world is watching as Britain falls to pieces

The world is watching as Britain falls to pieces

It’s a dizzying maelstrom of rebel Tory MPs quitting the party, Farage cronies agreeing to team up only for no-deal, Lib Dems squaring up to be the ‘not Jeremy Corbyn party’ and, of course, Johnson’s own antics

British Medical Association says no-deal Brexit would ‘push the NHS to the brink’

British Medical Association says no-deal Brexit would ‘push the NHS to the brink’

In all the political wrangling of the past days, the crucial matter of the health of Britain has so far taken a back seat

Cool Hand Cummings plays for Brexit checkmate

Cool Hand Cummings plays for Brexit checkmate

Tory political strategist and chess fan Dominic Cummings was behind the move to shut down parliament, but has he gone too far?

Profile: Jair Bolsonaro - Tropic thunderer

Profile: Jair Bolsonaro - Tropic thunderer

Susan O'Keeffe on the Brazilian president who appears more interested in fighting world leaders than the fires which threaten to destroy the Amazon rainforest

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

An Oklahoma court's decision to impose a fine of €515 million on Johnson & Johnson over opioids should mark the beginning of a much-needed change when it comes to the control and sale of these products

Johnson’s EU grand tour leads nowhere

Johnson’s EU grand tour leads nowhere

Despite the smiles and bonhomie on Boris Johnson’s trip to Europe last week, it was clear that the European leaders were not for turning

Macron has already thrown in the towel before G7 summit

Macron has already thrown in the towel before G7 summit

Without a final communiqué, it may prove very difficult to know what the point of this year’s G7 summit is – apart from providing British PM Boris Johnson with his first taste of the world stage

Chaos reigns as Johnson aims for the hara-kiri Brexit

Chaos reigns as Johnson aims for the hara-kiri Brexit

As Boris Johnson prepares to drive Britain straight off a no-deal cliff, all around him are in a state of outrage and confusion - just the way he  likes it

Irish agriculture at a crossroads as beef row drags on

Irish agriculture at a crossroads as beef row drags on

The only outcome of allowing Irish farming to collapse inwards is the emergence of a form of corporate, factory farming which will change the style and quality of Irish produce

Brexit’s mastermind: Profile of Dominic Cummings

Brexit’s mastermind: Profile of Dominic Cummings

His public utterances suggest an unexpected contempt for politicians. He appears to tolerate them only to reach the levers of power with which he is obsessed, and where he believes that he can effect much-needed change

Johnson Rolls The Dice

Johnson Rolls The Dice

For his opening gambit, the new British prime minister has stuffed his cabinet with fellow hardline Brexiteers, which leaves Leo Varadkar and the EU with much to ponder

‘There is a dark agenda’: Fighting the Brexiteers

‘There is a dark agenda’: Fighting the Brexiteers

Two years ago, Gina Miller took a court case which ensured that British MPs and peers were allowed to vote on the triggering of Article 50 to initiate Brexit. Now she is fighting again, this time against the wishes of Brexiteers to force through a No Deal exit

Prime position: Johnson v Hunt

Prime position: Johnson v Hunt

Some Brexiteers will do virtually anything to ensure Britain leaves the EU, and that includes backing Boris Johnson in his bid to be prime minister