He was elected at the February 1982 general election to the 23rd Dáil, but at the November 1982 general election he lost his seat to Fine Gael's Bernard Durkan. He was defeated again at the 1987 general election, and did not stand for Dáil Éireann again. At the 1985 local elections he was elected to Kildare County Council as a councillor for Celbridge, and held his council seat at the 1991 local elections.
His wife Áine Brady (née Kitt), was elected as TD for the Kildare North at the 2007 general election. They have four children. Her brothers Tom Kitt and Michael Kitt are both TDs, as was her father Michael Kitt, Snr.
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