September 2002 – May 2007
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
6 January 1951 |
County Tipperary, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
He was elected at the 2007 general election to Dáil Éireann for Tipperary North. He was previously a member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann in 2002 for Fine Gael, elected by the Cultural and Educational Panel.
He was the Fine Gael Deputy spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with special responsibility for CAP reform from October 2010 to March 2011. He was previously on Deputy spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with special responsibility for Telecommunications from 2007 to 2010. He is president of the Collins 22 Society.
|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Tipperary North