I represent the Clonmel Electoral Area on South Tipperary County Council.
I first became involved in politics in 2008 when I joined the Fine Gael Party. In 2009, at my first attempt, I was elected to South Tipperary County Council. I also contested the 2011 General Election and received 5402 first preference votes.
A businessman by profession and I am a senior executive with the Enfer Group. I have proven myself in key areas involved with running a successful business. The Enfer Group were proud sponsors of Tipperary GAA from 2002 till 2010 and I was delighted to be associated with the great successes of the Tipperary teams during that period, particularly the All Ireland victory of our senior hurlers 2010.
I am committed to my role as a public representative and have been working extremely hard in my efforts to assist the people of South Tipperary in their dealings with local government. In my role as chair of the Council's Strategic Policy Committee on Physical and Economic Planning, I am acutely aware of the pressures currently affecting businesses and industry in the constituency and am to the fore in devising strategies that will enable them to compete efficiently in the current environment.