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.​​

Belfast trial must help to move us towards a tipping point

Belfast trial must help to move us towards a tipping point

The casual acceptance of men treating women badly must be challenged each and every time it happens

The real 'new politics'

The real 'new politics'

Despite the outrage and argument about what Cambridge Analytica said and what Facebook knew, the technological advances made will not be reversed and regulation will be a puny line of protection for voters

McAleese and Supreme Court remind us why Women's Day matters

McAleese and Supreme Court remind us why Women's Day matters

‘Empire of misogyny', former President Mary McAleese’s short summary of the Catholic Church’s attitude to women, is a powerful phrase which will become part of the story of the church in Ireland

Barnier signals that Brexit games are over

Barnier signals that Brexit games are over

May's solutions melting faster than the snow as the chaos from the EU draft document drowns out John Major's Brexit intervention

Northern talks: 'The rot is setting in'

Northern talks: 'The rot is setting in'

A week after the collapse of power-sharing talks, Northern Ireland risks drifting back to the familiarity of two-tone hate politics

Old heads and old habits hold sway in North

Old heads and old habits hold sway in North

Whatever chance there was to put all the pieces back together has passed. Too much has been said, publicly and certainly privately, for either side to gather itself to try to drive an agreement through

'Scary' Brexit documents can give May ammunition

'Scary' Brexit documents can give May ammunition

As the centenary of women's suffrage is marked, Theresa May faces a full-on political power battle with three 'unlikely lads' trying to find a way to heave her out of Number 10

Trump stays on the leash for the SOTU show

Trump stays on the leash for the SOTU show

Donald Trump treated the State of the Union address as another episode in the long-running soap of his own life

Ireland 2040 process leaves an uneasy feeling

Ireland 2040 process leaves an uneasy feeling

The National Planning Framework has an urgency about it, but taking time to listen carefully to the people and the experts is more important

34 years after Kerry Babies, fight for equality goes on

34 years after Kerry Babies, fight for equality goes on

We know how little progress we have made – even after stories like Joanne Hayes's became public, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Voucher farce driving Irish Rail backwards'

'Voucher farce driving Irish Rail backwards'

If the unions ballot for strike action and it succeeds, the public – paying passengers – will not hold back, writes Susan O'Keeffe

Beyond the clickbait: Stories to watch in 2018

Beyond the clickbait: Stories to watch in 2018

Long-term issues such as the National Planning Framework, new personal data rules and measures to improve the nation's health risk being sidelined in 2018 by the drama of Brexit and Trump

'Unions will want to chalk up a victory over Ryanair'

'Unions will want to chalk up a victory over Ryanair'

In his 30-odd years leading Ryanair, Michael O’Leary has no tradition of bending to the will of others. He will find it hard, as the shape of his company’s future is no longer quite as familiar to him

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