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.​​

The phoney war is over

The phoney war is over

The Christmas break will allow all sides to draw breath and draw up their plans for the ‘mother of all battles’ over the eighth amendment

David Davis exposes vacuum at heart of Brexit talks

David Davis exposes vacuum at heart of Brexit talks

Brexit Secretary's performance pulled the plug on any residual confidence there might have been in the British approach and strategy for the future

Brexiteers' vitriol on Ireland a sign of despair and confusion

Brexiteers' vitriol on Ireland a sign of despair and confusion

The anger and criticism directed at Ireland is indicative of the complete lack of reassurance or solidity surrounding the British establishment as 'Border Monday' looms

'Shameful' block on asylum seekers working set to end

'Shameful' block on asylum seekers working set to end

The road to this result has been too slow; let’s hope that the necessary parliamentary support for Charlie Flanagan's proposed change is not further delayed by the ever present queue of legislation

Climate change report punches a hole in Irish image

Climate change report punches a hole in Irish image

The very heart of who we are has never been tapped and called upon in this climate debate, so that we could stand up together and protect what we have left

Northern politicians failed to be brave

Northern politicians failed to be brave

No real cards left to play as James Brokenshire will struggle to get anyone to listen to him amid the chaos of Theresa May's minority government

Susan O'Keeffe: Obesity is an epidemic

Susan O'Keeffe: Obesity is an epidemic

We can't be surprised by the latest shocking figures from the Department of Health

North's traditional tribes mirror Europe's nationalist politics

North's traditional tribes mirror Europe's nationalist politics

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire faces long days and nights ahead of November 6 deadline

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