Ciaran Mullooly

Ciaran Mullooly has been a voluntary community worker in the midlands for over 35 years. A tireless campaigner on disability rights and suicide prevention, he has volunteered for Roscommon Lions club, Lough Ree Access For All and Ballyleague Village Renewal. He was instrumental in the development of the Access for All boat, Quad Youth Centre in Roscommon town and the Ballyboro soccer club astro grounds. Ciaran worked as a community and social enterprise officer with Roscommon Leader Partnership from April 2021 until January of this year when he moved to take up the role of EU Just Transition Tourism Funds activator at Longford County Council. He is a former broadcaster with RTÉ and the author of three books: Death on Holy Thursday: the shooting of John Carthy in Abbeylara (2008) , Back to the Future: reflections on a career in journalism (2016) and The Future is Now – life after RTÉ and the challenge facing the midlands (2023) .

A journalist and  former RTE News correspondent, he is married to Angela with two sons, Bryan and Eoghan.