Our Team

Our Team2021-08-04T09:48:38+00:00
Aoife Kelly-Desmond
Aoife Kelly-DesmondManaging Solicitor
Aoife is Managing Solicitor at Mercy Law Resource Centre. Previously, she worked as a solicitor in A&L Goodbody and Matheson, where she advised commercial entities, in particular financial institutions, and public bodies on investigations, regulatory matters and complex litigation and disputes.
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Paul Dornan
Paul Dornan Solicitor
Paul is a solicitor with extensive experience in family and child law having worked for the Legal Aid Board as a part of the civil legal aid and advice team at Finglas Law Centre. Prior to this, Paul was part of the corporate team at A&L Goodbody Belfast, acting on behalf of businesses and charities in relation to corporate legal needs.
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Katherine Finn
Katherine FinnSolicitor
Katherine is a solicitor. She holds a BA Hons, a postgrad diploma in criminology, and a BL degree from Kings Inns. She worked for the DPP and then practised at the bar for a number of years. She served as a member of the board of Caranua from 2013 to 2021 and has worked as a prosecutor for the National Transport Authority.
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Heber Rowan
Heber RowanFundraising & Communications Officer
Heber has worked in a wide range of industries with policy and communications as his central interest. He holds a BA in Spanish & Philosophy, an MA in International Development, a H.Dip in Economics and a PRII diploma in Public Relations.
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Geraldine Hynes
Geraldine Hynes Volunteer Solicitor
Geraldine is a solicitor and mediator who has been associated with MLRC since 2012. While working with the Equality Authority from 2001-2012, she acted in many ground-breaking discrimination cases.
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Kathleen Byrne
Kathleen ByrneVolunteer Administrator
Kathleen Byrne is a Sister of Mercy who has worked in the field of education in the United States for a number of years. She has had wide experience of interacting with people of diverse cultures and nationalities, an experience she greatly appreciates.
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Sinead McGarrigle
Sinead McGarrigleSolicitor
Sinead is a solicitor and was previously an associate in Competition and EU Law at McCann Fitzgerald. Sinead brings a wealth of experience to the MLRC team. Sinead is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B.) and the University of Oxford (B.C.L.).
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Nuala Monaghan
Nuala MonaghanLegal Secretary
Nuala has worked with MLRC as legal secretary providing locum and extra cover for periods since 2013, joining the team permanently in 2015. Nuala has worked for the legal profession for many years in small, medium and large legal firms.
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Shauna Curran
Shauna CurranPart-Time Administrator
Shauna joined the Centre in March 2013 as Administrator. Shauna’s role includes arranging MLRC training on housing law; accounts and salaries; and other varied administration tasks.
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Caitriona O’Hara
Caitriona O’HaraVolunteer Administrator
Caitriona is a Sister of Mercy who has worked for some years in the field of education as a teacher at Primary and Secondary level and as School Administrator in three schools.
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