Micheál was first elected as a public representative, in the Granard Area, in 2009. He was then re-elected in the Granard Municipal District in 2014. He is married to Una and they have 2 children, Braiden and Odhran. He runs the local post office in Ballinalee and is deeply rooted in numerous organisation in the local community. An exceptionally hard working and effective representative, he is currently Longford GAAs’ representative on Central Council in Croke Park, having previously served as Youth Officer, Leinster Council Delegate and vice-chairman of the County Board.
He was a member of the Midlands Regional Authority from 2009 to 2014. He is currently on the Board of Management of Ard Scoil Phadhraig in Granard and is also treasurer of the local Sean Connolly GAA Club. Micheál was instrumental in securing funding for a monument for the late Sean MacEoin in Ballinalee and was chair of the organising committee for the commemoration weekend. He is also chairperson of the County Longford Tourism Committee, which recently opened the 16km cycle/walkway along the Royal Canal and is working towards completing this walkway along the canal throughout the entire county.
As a result of Micheál’s relentless work, a playground, funded through the Leader Programme, was opened in the village of Ballinalee and is a great amenity to have in the small picturesque village. In future Micheál will continue to work in improving local services for the people of Longford. He will do all within his power to effectively represent all of his constituents.