Colm OGorman

Author and human rights activist

Colm O’Gorman is an author, activist and currently the Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland. He writes here in a personal capacity.

Colm is the founder and former Director of One in Four, a leading non-governmental organisation that supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence. his own personal campaign for justice for victims of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church saw him take on both the Irish State and the Vatican, as documented in the BBC film Suing the Pope and his best-selling memoir Beyond Belief.

Colm was instrumental in the establishment of the Ferns Inquiry, the first Irish state investigation into child sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to his role with One in Four Colm worked as a psychotherapist in his own practice in London.

Colm has also served as a member of the Irish Senate, having been appointed as a Senator in May 2007. He is a regular media commentator and contributor on issues related to special justice, human rights and LGBT rights.
We Need to Talk About

We Need to Talk About Ireland

As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.
26/03/2014 13:41 GMT