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Nuala Haughey

Nuala Haughey     @haugheynuala

Nuala Haughey is communications director with the Social Democrats and was previously a researcher, analyst and project manager on democratic accountability issues with TASC.

She is an award-winning former Irish Times journalist with 15 years' experience reporting from Ireland and the Middle East on human rights, social affairs and immigration.

She was a consultant in human rights and communications for Irish and international NGOs and European Commission.

Nuala has a law degree (LLB) from the Queen’s University Belfast and a Master's in journalism from Dublin City University.


Political accountability needs written record of government decisions

Nuala Haughey 29/02/2016

Nuala Haughey: The Oireachtas Inquiry into the Banking Crisis reviewed about 500,000 pages of documents from various bodies including banks, …

Lobbying transparency register up and running - but vigilance needed for potential loopholes

Nuala Haughey 07/01/2016

Nuala Haughey: Ireland’s mandatory lobbying register is now online. But what exactly does it mean? Well, for the first time members of the public …

Prevention is better than cure – tackling corruption as a health risk to our democracy

Nuala Haughey 08/12/2015

Nuala Haughey: In the wake of this week’s RTÉ Investigations Unit programme on standards in public office, there have been renewed calls for a …

Budget decisions would benefit from stronger role for Houses of Oireachtas

Nuala Haughey 12/11/2015

Nuala Haughey: The revelation a few years ago that German parliamentarians were privy to vital Budget information withheld from our own lawmakers …

Global Open Government Partnership offers a new platform for reformers

Nuala Haughey 23/07/2014

Nuala Haughey: Ireland today published its first National Action Plan as part of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP). The two year plan …

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