Claragh Mulhern is a Senior Adviser in the National, Regional and Urban Planning Policy section at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, where she has worked since 2019. In this role, she is responsible for bringing forward legislative proposals for planning reform, with a particular focus on increasing the supply of housing and land activation. Previously Claragh worked in the local government sector in the U.K. for 15 years, including 11 years working for Westminster City Council on complex development management proposals and the development of planning policy. Taking a particular interest in issues relating to the viability of development and the promotion of improvements including the creation of efficient and transparent planning processes within the Council, she also advised the corporate leadership team in her role as Principal Planning Officer. Claragh graduated with a Masters Degree in Regional and Urban Planning from University College Dublin in 2003.