Michael Mulcahy (politician)

Michael Mulcahy (born 23 June 1960) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency from 2002 to 2011.[1]

Michael Mulcahy
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
ConstituencyDublin South-Central
In office
February 1993 – July 1997
ConstituencyNominated by the Taoiseach
Personal details
Born (1960-06-23) 23 June 1960 (age 59)
Political partyFianna Fáil
Alma materTrinity College Dublin

A barrister and graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Mulcahy entered politics as a member of Dublin Corporation, where he served from 1985 to 2003. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2001 to 2002. He is a son of John Mulcahy, the proprietor of The Phoenix magazine and founder of the Sunday Tribune newspaper,[2] and Nuala Mulcahy.

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his fifth attempt at the 2002 general election and was re-elected at the 2007 general election.[3]

He had previously served as a Senator in the 20th Seanad, to which he was nominated by the Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds.

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.


  1. ^ "Michael Mulcahy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
  2. ^ "John Mulcahy, Romance, rebellion ... and robert emmet". Irish Independent. 12 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Michael Mulcahy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Maurice Ahern
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Dermot Lacey
Preceded by
Ben Briscoe
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central
Succeeded by
Joan Collins
(People Before Profit)