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The Team at TI Ireland

John Devitt - Chief Executive

John is an ethics and communications specialist by training. He holds a first-class Masters degree in Ethics from Dublin City University, is a graduate of European Studies at the University of Limerick and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. John founded TI Ireland in 2004 and has led TI Ireland’s whistleblowing research and support programme for the past nine years. He is author or researcher on numerous reports and guidance on the topic of whistleblower protection, ethics and anti-corruption standards, and has advised the Irish Government, United Nations, Council of Europe, and European Commission amongst others on whistleblowing legislation and procedures.

Judy O'Loan Legal Counsel

Judy is a solicitor by training. Upon graduating from Queen’s University Belfast, she completed an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. She then worked in EU regulatory affairs and public administration for seven years, before returning to law. She worked for five years with London’s leading human rights firms gaining significant experience in human rights and personal injury litigation as well as administrative law encompassing judicial review.

Stephanie Casey - IAW Programme Manager

Stephanie manages the Integrity at Work (IAW) programme at Transparency International Ireland. She is responsible for the development and delivery of IAW member support including training, policy guidance and events as well as communicating the aims and vision of the initiative to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Stephanie has worked in the non-profit sector for over eighteen years, previously holding senior managerial roles in Oxfam Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society and Arthritis Ireland. Stephanie holds a first-class MA in Ethics from Dublin City University.

Dr. Roland Gjoni

Roland coordinates the research for the TI Ireland’s National Integrity System (NIS). He holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from University College Dublin and a postgraduate degree in international law (LL.M) from Columbia University School of Law in the City of New York. Before joining TI Ireland, Roland worked as a legal and political affairs expert with technical assistance projects in the areas of rule of law, justice reform and anti-corruption with United Nations, European Union, USAID, World Bank, OSCE and GiZ. He also has experience in designing, implementing and evaluating large technical assistance projects in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Kosovo and Albania.

Niamh O’ Connor - Programme Executive

Niamh coordinates the IAW programme in addition to communications and fundraising initiatives for TI Ireland. Niamh previously worked as a Public Relations consultant in the UK and Australia. She has developed and implemented public education programmes for a wide range of organisations in the healthcare and non-profit sectors. Niamh holds a Master's degree in Media and Communications from University of Greenwich, London. 

Donncha Ó Giobúin Speak-up Helpline / Office Coordinator

Donncha coordinates the Speak Up Helpline. A media and communications professional by training, Donncha graduated with a B.A in Journalism from Dublin City University. He joined the TI movement as a helpline volunteer in August 2014 and has previously worked as a researcher for Newstalk Radio and as a presenter for Radio na Life, Dublin’s Irish language radio station.