Multi award winning journalist, Gemma O'Doherty, joins the program to share her work shining a bright light on some of the darkest corners of Irish life. Former Campaigning Journalist of the Year, her investigations have led to the reopening of a number of unsolved murder cases involving police corruption and political interference.
A Master’s graduate from University College Dublin, she was Chief Features Writer with the Irish Independent and has contributed to The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Village magazine. She established her credentials as a filmmaker in 2016 when she released ‘Mary Boyle: The Untold Story’, a gripping documentary about a high-level police and political cover-up surrounding Ireland’s longest and youngest missing person. It has been viewed almost 1 million times on YouTube.
Her investigation into the Fr Niall Molloy murder brought about a new police probe and state enquiry. In the Irish parliament, her investigation was described as revealing ‘the biggest cover-up in the history of the state.’ She exposed widespread abuse of Ireland’s road safety laws by high-level VIPs including Ireland’s chief of police, politicians, journalists and members of the legal profession. Gemma is currently working on a number of projects including the unsolved murder of Raonaid Murray.
Her recent report on the Madeleine McCann case exposed striking errors in the BBC’s coverage of the British t..