Dr. Tom Clonan is an academic, (Technological University, Dublin) writer and Journalist. He is an Independent Security Analyst and provides defence and intelligence analysis for international broadcasters. As an Army Officer, (Captain) Tom has direct experience of armed conflict in Ireland the Middle East and former Yugoslavia.
One of Ireland’s foremost Whistleblowers, his PhD revealed shocking levels of sexual violence within Ireland’s armed forces. He provides consultancy on gender based discrimination and gender based violence.
Tom is one of Ireland’s leading public advocates for citizens with Disabilities. He is a parent of four children and is carer for his son Eoghan who suffers from a rare neuro-muscular disease. He has been Chairman and Board Member of Dogs for the Disabled (Ireland) and Fighting Blindness (Ireland). He is Chairman of Leonard Cheshire International (Ireland)
He is author of two books, Blood, Sweat and Tears, 2012 (Liberties Press) and Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy (2013)
On March 31st 2022, Tom was elected as an Independent Senator to Seanad Eireann, Dublin University, Trinity College Dublin Panel