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.​​

Choice of Juncker’s successor is critical for Ireland’s future in Europe

Choice of Juncker’s successor is critical for Ireland’s future in Europe

The harmony and strong relations built between Ireland and the EU in the past five years are abou...

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

At 19, James Charles was on top of his world, with 16.9 million subscribers and millions of dollars in the bank. Now, in the blink of an eye, he is watching his stock crash

Profile Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer : The woman in Merkel’s shadow

Profile Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer : The woman in Merkel’s shadow

Factfile Name: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Age: 56 Appearance: bespectacled and serious-looking Ne...

The NI local elections should have acted as a real spur for change. They didn't.

The NI local elections should have acted as a real spur for change. They didn't.

This was a golden opportunity for the outpouring of grief and anger at Lyra McKee's death to upend the status quo, instead the DUP and Sinn Féin remain the two largest parties with only a small dip in their support

Big two take Brexit beating as UK vote splinters

Big two take Brexit beating as UK vote splinters

Ultimately, this local election has underscored the weak state of politics in the UK after the bruising three years since the referendum

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

The kind of action required for this emergency demands a kind of joined-up thinking, planning and execution which will make the Brexit project look like a prosecco picnic in the park

Johnson  & Johnson & Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson & Johnson & Johnson

The family of Boris Johnson is trying to win an award for most family members involved in politic...

Never mind the Brexit, here’s the Euro elections

Never mind the Brexit, here’s the Euro elections

As much of a disaster as Brexit has been, it’s nothing compared to the mayhem that could be unleashed if far-right parties do well in May

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

The New IRA's language of division and hate remains and will remain unless it is challenged by words of peace and real efforts to take the framework of the Good Friday Agreement and rework it

Seconds out: Europe and US prepare for a battle over trade

Seconds out: Europe and US prepare for a battle over trade

With Brexit parked for now, the European Union and the US are to start talks on a trade deal. But already hackles are raised

Zappone's plea from the heart is for all of us

Zappone's plea from the heart is for all of us

If more than 900 babies could die without record of burial, how many babies lived and died without any record of their existence?

A breathing space for greater Brexit  chaos

A breathing space for greater Brexit chaos

The Halloween extension will energise plotters in all camps, while the EU elections will act as a public flashpoint for voters’ anger and frustration

Après May, le déluge

Après May, le déluge

With Theresa May now on borrowed time at 10 Downing Street, Susan O’Keeffe runs the rule over the runners and riders poised to succeed her

'Tough guy' Macron can point to some summit success

'Tough guy' Macron can point to some summit success

Macron may be new to the game, but he would have appreciated that once European Council President Donald Tusk suggested some kind of flextension, he was always going to be in a battle to get his way entirely

Merkel brought gifts of solidarity and irony

Merkel brought gifts of solidarity and irony

The German chancellor vowed to stand by Ireland. But her unusual visit was prompted in part by concerns for her legacy and the Republic’s role as a frontier EU state should Britain crash out, writes Susan O’Keeffe