|Born||May 1953(age 60)|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin
St Patrick's College, Dublin
|Religion||Church of Ireland|
He was a member of South Dublin County Council for the Clondalkin electoral area from 1999 to 2011. He was re-elected at the 2004 local elections, serving as Mayor of South Dublin County Council from 2004 to 2005, and re-elected again at the 2009 local elections.
|Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid–West