Michelle Mulherin TD

Michelle was mayor of Ballina for 2008/2009. She is a graduate of UCD and the Law Society of Ireland, and she works as a solicitor in Ballina. Michelle was the first female Councillor for Fine Gael elected to Ballina Town Council in 1999. She represents Ireland as a member of the EU Committee of the Regions. Michelle is a member of the County Development Board and is Chairperson of Ballina Arts Events.

Some other facts about Michelle: Michelle is a native of Ballina, where she's lived all her life. She's a big music fan – Johnny Cash is one of her favourite artists. Twelve Angry Men is her favourite film. Michelle was involved in amateur dramatics locally and played a number of roles – her most memorable was Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa. Michelle's political heroes are Mary Robinson and Michael Collins.

Sinn Féin’s approach to wind energy is based on preying on people’s concerns – Mulherin

Fine Gael Mayo TD, Michelle Mulherin, has strongly criticised Sinn Féin’s Private Members’ Bill on wind turbines, saying the Party’s approach to wind energy is based on preying on people’s concern. Deputy Mulherin also highlighted the conflict between Sinn Féin’s national policy, which supports wind energy, and its local approach, where the Party’s objects to every wind turbine proposal.