Colm is Director of Amnesty International in Ireland. He has made two documentaries for the BBC: ‘Suing the Pope’ and ‘Sex Crimes and the Vatican’ for Panorama. He is a well-known figure in the Irish media and has received numerous awards for his campaigning and charity work. Hodder paid a substantial sum for World English language rights to his memoir Beyond Belief, which recounts his experience of sexual abuse by a priest, Father Sean Fortune, and his battle to force the Church to admit to its knowledge and cover-up of this abuse. The book was published in May 2009 and went straight to No. 1 in Ireland.