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.​​

UK election gets off to embarrassing start

UK election gets off to embarrassing start

Gaffes and departures put Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on the back foot

Battle Royale for Britain's Marmite leaders

Battle Royale for Britain's Marmite leaders

Reason will slug it out with emotion in December’s poll

Catholic clergy shortage extends far beyond the Amazon

Catholic clergy shortage extends far beyond the Amazon

Pope Francis may find it hard to walk away from bishops' call for ordination of married men and for women to be considered as permanent deacons

Britain hanging on Johnson’s three little words

Britain hanging on Johnson’s three little words

The British prime minister and his adviser Dominic Cummings have cancelled the November budget in a plan to starve parliament of business

Getting it done as Britain shatters

Getting it done as Britain shatters

Never have British politics and parliament been more split – and never have there been more factions and sub-factions at odds with each other

Bewitched, baffled voters could bless bullish Boris

Bewitched, baffled voters could bless bullish Boris

The electorate are relishing Boris Johnson’s ‘bish-bash-bosh’ approach and look set to give the most right-wing Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher the thumping majority he needs in a general election

Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

With conventional campaigns failing to reduce our consumption, we might have to rely on something similar to the climate movement

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Johnson?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Johnson?

Boris Johnson faces the biggest week of his career as the fate of Brexit hangs in the balance. Can he possibly succeed?

Extinction Rebellion must evolve to survive

Extinction Rebellion must evolve to survive

As the climate change protest movement grows, so too will the opposition ranged against it

Johnson may be angling for a no-deal with no blame

Johnson may be angling for a no-deal with no blame

The British prime ministers’ long-awaited ‘solution’ was met with scepticism that he even wants to find a solution at all

Paul Murphy's new group won't rise to the occasion

Paul Murphy's new group won't rise to the occasion

The Dublin TD's new left-wing venture, Rise, is big on ideas but short on detail and practicality

Johnson bets the house on pitting the people against parliament

Johnson bets the house on pitting the people against parliament

As the British prime minister ramps up the language against his political adversaries, there can be no doubt that he is determined to pursue a no-deal Brexit

Trump's presidency: The beginning of the end?

Trump's presidency: The beginning of the end?

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched formal impeachment proceedings following a whistleblower’s revelations relating to a telephone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Corbyn trips over himself on election footing

Corbyn trips over himself on election footing

As the Labour Party conference starts, its leader knows his days are numbered and the Brexit debate has already swept him aside

Why does Greta Thunberg annoy so many people?

Why does Greta Thunberg annoy so many people?

There is a body of people who just cannot take being guided, told, warned – call it what you will – by a young woman who has a clear message and refuses to play the game, political or personal