May 2011 – April 2016
|Constituency||Nominated by the Taoiseach|
20 July 1954 |
Drogheda, County Louth
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||St Patrick's College, Dublin|
He was elected to Louth County Council in 1999, and to Dundalk Town Council in 2004, serving on both bodies until 2011. He unsuccessfully contested the Louth constituency at the 2007 general election. In May 2011, he was nominated by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the 24th Seanad.
He is a former schoolteacher. He was the Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Education and Skills during his term.
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