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Friday 14 September, 2018

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

Saturday 2 January, 2016

Serial killers haven’t gone away, you know

Serial killers live and work among us and reside in our prisons, with little or no attention given to them, writes John O’Keeffe.

Wednesday 16 September, 2015

There are 150 murder cold cases in Ireland and we need profilers to solve them

While DNA is still vital, we need a range of experts with fresh eyes to solve old cases, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.

Thursday 13 August, 2015

It's jail Oscar, but not as we know it - Pistorius freedom after 10 months makes a mockery of justice

The South African sentencing model may be an affront, but we would do well to remember the Irish system is equally flawed, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.

Wednesday 29 July, 2015

One man’s prison hell is another’s holiday park: Murderers like Graham Dwyer should not get perks

What privileges are there for the dead, asks criminologist John O’Keefe, who says Ireland must become a society that places equal respect on both offender and victim.

Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing

The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.